Chaop3ChemicalWeatheringSoilsFinal2 - Process Geomorphology Chapter 3 Chemical Weathering Soils Scanning Electron Microscope Image of Weathered Mineral

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Process Geomorphology Chapter 3 - Chemical Weathering & Soils Scanning Electron Microscope Image of Weathered Mineral Showing Etch Pits
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Process Geomorphology Chapter 3 - Chemical Weathering & Soils
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Process Geomorphology Decomposition The Degree of Decomposition Mineral Stabililty Secondary Minerals Estimates Based on Chemical Analyses Ion Exchange The Rate of Chemical Weathering The Complicating Factors Chapter 3 - Chemical Weathering & Soils
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Process Geomorphology Introduction Weathering - Decay of fresh rocks through a complex of interacting physical, chemical & biological processes. New minerals created by the weathering processes Minerals that resisted destruction Organic debris added to the weathering zone Chemical processes Decomposition Disintegration Chapter 3 - Chemical Weathering & Soils
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Process Geomorphology Introduction Soil - The residuum that results from weathering over an extednined period of time. Soil Profile - A distinct layering, given the proper conditions, that will develop in the residual material, & its characteristics will directly reflect the weathering & soil-forming processes. The geologist utilizes soils & other weathering phenomena as clues to the intricacies of geologic history & the relative age of unconsolidated deposits. Mineral compositions of many sedimentary rocks reflect the combined tectonic & climatic conditions present during their creation Chapter 3 - Chemical Weathering & Soils
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