Project4-3 - pieces Erosion is different from weathering because it actually moves the material away from the source There are two types of

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Erosion and Weathering Erosion occurs when natural forces break up the earth’s surface and carries the material away. Erosion of the earth occurs constantly. There are several causes of erosion: Water – rushing water in rivers, wave action of lakes and oceans, flooding Wind – sediment in the wind wears away rocks Ice – glaciers move downhill carrying large and small sediment Human activity – deforestation and construction Erosion cannot exist without weathering. Weathering is the process of breaking down rocks into smaller
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Unformatted text preview: pieces. Erosion is different from weathering because it actually moves the material away from the source. There are two types of weathering: Physical weathering – when things like rocks or plants physically break rocks apart Chemical weathering – When chemicals from substances such as rain and acids dissolve minerals in the rock...
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