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7.1: Introduction to Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition

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    The goals and objectives of this chapter are to:

    • Describe the basic processes, functions, and influences of weathering and erosion.
    • Describe the various types of mass wasting processes.
    • Compare the difference between fast and slow subsidence and how it may be limited.
    • Describe how streams have the ability to erode and deposit sediment.
    • Explain how groundwater can erodes limestone to form caves.
    • Describe how wave actions erode coastlines and create coastal landforms.
    • Explain how wind erodes and transports sediment in arid regions of the world.
    • Describe how glaciers erode and carve out the landscape.
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