Asked in Erosion and Weathering
What is it called when mountains are worn down and sediments are carried away?
When mountains are worn away by weathering and the sediment is carried away, it is called erosion. This occurs over time. Rapid erosion is possible and is known to cause landslides. ...
Asked in Science, Erosion and Weathering
How does waves cause erosion?
Waves are energy carried by the water, and this energy pounds away at rocks on the shore, eventually wearing them down. Sediment is carried back into the water by the receding waves. As the waves come to shore again, the sediment acts like sandpaper, slowly wearing away at the shoreline. ...
Asked in Geology
What is the name of the process that breaks down rock to form sediments?
There are two terms to be used: Weathering - the wearing away of rocks in situ Erosion - the wearing away and taking away of rocks Both are responsible for the production of sediment, but mostly erosion as the sediment is then carried by the body which removed is as sediment, rather than lying as scree, which is not quite the same. ...
Asked in Science
What happen if too much sediment is carried away by ocean water?
Can you be more specific? Sounds like Beach Erosion which is already your answer. ...
Asked in Geology, Rocks and Minerals
How is igneous rock changed into sedimentary rock?
Erosion from the water or wind wears away the rock and is carried into another area. In that area the sediment builds up and if there is enough sediment and pressure, it forms into a sedimentary rock. ...
Asked in Science, Earth Sciences
What is the piling up of sediment carried by erosion?
The answer is "Deposition"
Asked in Science
When does wind carried sediment fall to the ground?
Wind-carried sediment falls to the ground when wind slows down or some obstacle, such as a boulder or clump of grass, traps the windblown sand and other sediment. When it comes into contact with any obstacle. ...
Asked in Science
What is it called when sediment cannot be carried anymore?
By a river? Deposition.
Asked in Geology, Geography, Lakes and Rivers
What is the dirt rocks and sand carried by a river called?
Sediment is dirt, rocks, and sand carried by a river.
How does weathering and erosion help form sedimentary rock?
When something is weathered down by weathering and erosion, material called sediment is left behind as the large amounts are carried away. The sediment shapes together and forms rocks called sedimentary rocks. ...
Asked in Geology, Oceans and Seas, Plate Tectonics
What does the sediment the is closer to mid ocean ridge compare to sediment that is farther away?
The closer the sediment is to the mid-ocean ridge, the younger it is. The oldest bedrock is found the farthest away from it. ...
Asked in Lakes and Rivers
What are the two sources of sediment carried by rivers?
Mass movement and runoff.
Asked in Science, Geology, Erosion and Weathering
What type of sediment can be found far from its source?
Smaller sediment, such as silt and clay. It is smaller, so it can be carried higher into stronger winds, which blow the small sediment far from its source. ...
Asked in Geology, Erosion and Weathering
Are canyon formed by weathering or erosion?
They are actually formed by a combination of the two. The water flowing through the eventually-to-be-river-valley erodes the earth beneath it, carrying away loose sediment. Simultaneously the sediment being carried away weathers the ground beneath it with the friction caused by one object rubbing against another. ...