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Agents of erosion

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Erosion is the process by which natural forces move weathered rock and soil from one place to another. gravity, running water, glaciers, ... 4 pages
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Agents of ErosionChanging Earth's SurfaceErosion is the process by which natural forces move weathered rock and soil from oneplace to another. Gravity, running water, glaciers, waves, and wind all cause erosion to movesediment. When the agents of erosion lay down sediment, deposition occurs, and this canchange the shape of the land. Weathering, erosion, and deposition act together in a cycle thatwears down and builds up Earth's surface. This cycle, called the geologic cycle, hascontinued for billions of years and is still at work everywhere on Earth’s surface.GravityGravity is a force that pulls everything toward the center of Earth moving rock and othermaterials downhill. Gravity causes mass movement- any one of several processes that movesediment downhill. The different types of mass movement include landslides, mudflows, slump,and creep. Mass movement can be rapid or slow.A landslide is a kind of mass movement that occurs when rock and soil slide rapidlydown a steep slope. Some land...