Weathering - Weathering, Mass Wasting and Karstification...

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Weathering, Mass Wasting and Karstification
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Our Earth is Dynamic ± Plutonic, Volcanic, and Orogenic forces are constantly, elevating parts of the Earth. ± Opposing forces are removing materials from higher elevations. ± All materials are subject to weathering.
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Terminology - TQ ± Geomorphology = the study of landforms, their origin, evolution, form, and spatial distribution. ± Denudation = any process that wears away or rearranges landforms. ± Base Level = a level below which a stream cannot erode its valley further. The Ultimate Base Level = Sea Level
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Weathering - TQ When rock is broken into increasingly smaller parts, each maintaining the characteristics of the original material. Mechanical and Chemical
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Mechanical Weathering - TQ ± Is accomplished by physical forces, increasing the amount of surface area exposed to the weather²s destructive power ± The Primary agent of mechanical weathering is water.
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Examples of Mechanical Weathering - TQ ± Frost action ± Salt-Crystal Growth ± Solution ² Potholes ± Exfoliation ± Organic Activities
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2011 for the course GEOL 1610 taught by Professor Byers during the Fall '08 term at North Texas.

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