Connections to Sediment By dianna hernandez

What is Sediment?:

Sediment is the accumulation of sand and dirt that settles in the bottom of the lakes.

What is a Glacier?:

A glacier is a slowly moving mass of river of ice formed by the accumulation and the compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles.

Connection to Sediment?:

Sediment is located at the bottom of the lake or any large boundaries of water, therefore anything that falls into the river (dealing with rock & sand being accumulated) involves sediment.

What is a Cave?

A cave is a large underground chamber, typically of nature origin, in a hillside or cliff.

Connection to Sediment?:

Ususally some caves are located at cliffs of a hillside, which over time, parts of the cave (rocks) roll down and land into whatever type of large boundary of water there is.

What is a River?

A river is a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another such stream.

Connection to Sediment?:

Without no rivers or any type of water, no Sediment will be settled. Rivers play a large role for Sediment to accumulate.

What is a V-shaped Valley?:

A V-shaped valley is an elongated lowland between ranges of mountains, hills, or other uplands, often having a river stream running along the bottom.

Connection to Sediment?:

Water pressure makes the valley shaped like a "V." Because of the pressure of water that makes the valley shaped like a "V," the rocks that fall from the valley transport towards the river or any type of water boundary close to it. This way, any type of sand or rocks that fall into the water, it produces Sediment at the bottom.

What is Deposition?:

Deposition is the process by which water, ice, wind, or gravity moves fragments of rock and soil.

Connection to Sediment?:

Because the water or ice move the rocks and soil, it produces Sediment. Any type of force that makes the rocks, soil, or sand move and transports to the bottom of the water boundary and stays there, is how Sediment is created. If nothing moved the rocks or soil, there would be no Sediment.

What is a Landslide?:

A landslide is the sliding down of a mass of earth or rock from a mountain or cliff.

Connection to Sediment?:

Landslides are a great essential within the creation of Sediment. Landslides help the movement and transportation of rocks to move into the water. Usually, landslides are located very closely to the water boundary, which the objects can just slide directly into the water and directly to the bottom of it.

Credits:

Created with images by .Elisa. - "nature" • D-Stanley - "Blue Glacial Ice" • dimitrisvetsikas1969 - "cave exit geology" • jb4boz - "IMG_1226" • GOC53 - "Cabot Trail, Cap Breton Island" • Hans - "stone rock sinter" • daveynin - "Dynamic Landscape: Scar Landslide"

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