Exam # 3 Review
Chapters 4-6

1. What are the two types of weathering? Know the general process of these two types.

2. What factors affect the rate of weathering?

3. What two factors speed up rates of chemical reaction and weathering?

4. What is erosion?

5. What is mass wasting? What factors affect it?

6. Know the zones of soil horizon – What each letter stands for and the idealize profile from figure 4.17

7. Know the parts of the water cycle

8. What is a scarp?

9. What are mudflows?

10. How do freezing, thawing, wetting, and drying contribute to soil creep?

11. What are the factors that influence stream velocity?

12. What is the most common drainage pattern?

13. What is an oxbow?

14. What is the most important erosional agent?

15. What are aquifers?

16. How do Cones of depression relate to the water table?

17. Know the difference between stalactite and stalagmite

18. What is Porosity?

19. What name do we use as a synonym for the ice age?

20. Caves are most commonly formed with water material?

21. What are the two major flow mechanisms in a glacier?

22. Where is the worlds largest ice sheets located today?

23. What is a fiord, and drumlins, cirques?

24. What is it called when a glacier enters the sea?

25. What does the term “drift” mean?

26. What is a esker, and an outwash plain?

27. What is the name for the intermittent stream channel in the dry land areas of the Western United States?

28. How is desert pavement created?

29. What is the typical cross valley profile created by alpine glaciers?

30. What is an artesian well?

31. Which mass wasting movement has the slowest rate?

32. Which type of mass wasting operates in areas of permafrost?

33. Which type of   mass wasting is triggered by an earthquake?

34.What is a talus slope?

35. What does it mean by “capacity” of a stream load?

36. What are distributaries?

37. What is a suspended load?

38. Know the...