GEOG 1350 Study Guide - Final Guide: Soot, Kyoto Protocol, Silt

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Cave system: a natural subterranean cavity produced by slow solution of limestone or marble. Consist of series of chambers that are large enough for a person to enter. Sinkhole: a surface depression formed by a solution of underlying limestone or by collapse of a cave. Channel restoration: the process by which a stream channel is returned to a natural state. Floodplain: the flat land adjacent to a stream produced by overbank flow and lateral channel migration. Expansive soil: a type of clayey soil that, upon wetting and drying, expands and contracts, damaging foundations of buildings and other structures. Organic sediment: the in situ accumulation of partially decayed plant material, mainly peat. Organic sediment is common in swamps, marshes, bogs and fens. Subsidence: the lowering of earth"s surface because of sediment compaction, an earthquake, or other natural process. Channelization: the modification of a storm channel to permit more efficient conveyance of water and sediment.

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