Geomorphological processes introduction

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The removal of material from a landform.
denudation
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The theory that what is happening now also happened in the past at the same rate.
uniformitarianism
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Processes which have led to geomorph. change have been slow and steady.
gradualism
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The idea that the landscape has been formed by sudden large events.
catastrophism
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Processes which have been dictated by gravitational forcing, atmosphere or aeolien factors.
exogenic
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Endogenic processes are those governed by ........ processes, taking place within the Earth.
internal
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A standard line showing areas of accumulation and degradation is known as the ........... line.
equilibrium
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........... balance is the balance of sediment inputs and outputs.
mass
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The study of the formation of land surface, and the processes which cause it.
geomorphology
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Hillslope transport is an example of sediment movement by the process of .......... .
creep
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An umbrella term for creep processes from ice freeze/thaw cycles.
solifluction
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The process by which sediment moves up before being moved downslope by gravity.
ground heave
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Force exerted from mass moving over a surface, which is higher in fine grained material.
shear strength
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The force crated by differential pressure gradient on a surface, running over and underneath it.
fluid lift
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A force which can act as both a driving and resisting force.
gravity
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A force which causes movement (often downslope).
driving
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A force which prevents movement.
resisiting
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