WHAT are the agents of erosion and deposition?
Agents of Erosion and Deposition
Erosion- the transport/movement of sediment. Sediment is eventually deposited(dropped).
Deposition - the settling of particles.
Gravity drives most of erosion and deposition!
The change in the velocity of moving liquid water (and wind) will determine if a particle is deposited or transported. Because of this, particles are usually well sorted when deposited. Ice and gravity by itself usualy drop all sizes and shapes together. The particles are usually unsorted.