Geomorphology

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Geomorphology is the____________________
shape of the land
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Geomorphology involves both internal and external drivers
Ture
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Endogenic processes are:
internal to the earth
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Exogenic processes are:
external to the earth
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The term landscapes as palimpsest means:
landscapes are constantly rewritten
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When did the term Geomorphology appear?
19 century
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In the movement of material Weathering means:
the in situ wearing away of material
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Who discovered the dynamics of water flow?
Leonard Da Vinci
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Who noted the succession of coral reefs?
Alexander Von Humbold and Charles Darwin
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Who developed the cycle of erosion model?
W.M Davis
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Who proposed that the earth was subject to ice ages?
Louis Agassiz
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Takus or scarce is ________________________________ transported across and deposited on slopes.
relatively large rock fragments
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Colluvium is unconsolidated material composed of___________________________ transported across and deposited on slopes.
finer fragments
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What is Stress measured in?
Ratio of force/ area (kg/m2)
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Shear stress is___________________.
parrel to a plane.
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When referring to slope strength, strength defined as:
the ability to resist deformation and fracture without significant failure
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Shear strength is the ability to resist _________________ relating to ______________.
internal stresses, gravity
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Chalk and Rock Salt are both of_________________.
very weak strength
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Is a slump or a slid driven by shear movement?
Slid
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Mass movement is a form of erosion, is this statement sure or false?
true
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Floodplains are horizontal________________ adjacent to a channel built by______________.
alluvial landforms, sediment
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River terraces are a product of:
erosion and deposition
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River terraces are:
perviously active floodplains
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Tides are caused by:
gravitational effects of the sun and moon
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Which erosional process involves chemical in the water?
Solution
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Endogenic processes are:

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Exogenic processes are:

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The term landscapes as palimpsest means:

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