Weathering and Erosion

Weathering and Erosion - break down rock into fragments....

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/31/11 Baney, Robert Hill, Heather SCI/245 5/7/2011 Weathering and Erosion
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5/31/11 Weathering Weathering is the breaking down of rock into smaller particles. Acid Rain Dissolution Root Growth Wind particle abrasion Heat Expansion Cracking and rock tumbling in rivers and streams.
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5/31/11 Erosion Erosion is the movement of weathered material from one place to another place through the agents of erosion, wind, water, ice, and gravity. Weathering and erosion act to lower the high points and raise the low points on the surface of the planet The difference between the two are one act places meterial in another place than the
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5/31/11 Mechanical Weathering Is the process of weathering by which physical forces
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Unformatted text preview: break down rock into fragments. This process has nothing to do with a chemical change. 5/31/11 Chemical Weathering Chemical weathering is a process that forces rocks and minerals to transform These rocks and minerals are transformed into fairly stable chemical combinations by such chemical reactions as hydrolysis, oxidation, ion exchange. AKA Decay and Decomosition 5/31/11 Water, Wind, Ice erosion Wind erosion is the movement of material by wind. Water erosion by water, the removal of material due to the forces of water. Ice erosion is caused by glaciers that move very slowly with help from gravity. The erosion caused when the glacier melts is considered water erosion....
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