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Leaving Certificate Geography Flashcards on Key Words, created by cian.buckley on 05/06/2013.

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Cirque (The Work of Moving Ice) Birthplace of a glacier
Focus (The Restless Earth) Place where crack occurs
Epicentre (The Restless Earth) Surface area directly above the focus
Surtsey (The Restless Earth) Volcanic island off Iceland which first appeared in an eruption in 1963
Grikes (Chemical Weathering by Rainwater: The Burren Area) Deep grooves in the limestone pavement. Once narrow, vertical joints which were widened
Clints (Chemical Weathering by Rainwater: The Burren Area) Blocks of limestone that separate the grikes
Terracettes (Mass Movement) Ridges soil accumulates in during soil creep
Confluence (The Work of Rivers) The place where two or more rivers meet
Watershed (The Work of Rivers) The high ground which separates one river basin from another
Arete (The Work of Moving Ice) Narrow ridge separating two Cirques
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