Week 4 Discussion Post

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Unformatted text preview: Week 4 Discussion Post Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania: Largest rainfall number 47 inches/year, Temperature range is humid (65-95 degrees f) type of stone is Limestone, Elevation is 33 feet, Age 600 to 750 years (The particle size of the material can affect the rate of weathering. The smaller the particle size, the faster it will weather. The more surface area that is exposed, the more it will weather. MORE SURFACE SHOWING) Machu Picchu Peru: Next Largest rainfall 31 inches/year, Temperature rand is colder (30-75 degrees F) Stone is Granit, Elevation is 7870 feet, Age 550 years old (Rock that is exposed to the atmosphere tends to weather much quicker. Bed rock that is covered by soil and vegetation may not weather as quickly. Has vegetation as trees growing)( Slope - On steep slopes weathering products may be quickly washed away by rains. On gentle slopes the weathering products accumulate. On gentle slopes water may stay in contact with rock for longer periods of time, and thus result in higher weathering rates.)( The particle size of the material can affect the rate of weathering. The smaller the particle size, the faster it will weather. The more surface area that is exposed, the more it will weather. MORE SURFACE SHOWING) Mesa Verde USA: Third in rainfall 18 inches/year, temperature is dry and coller (20-85 degrees F) stone is Sandstone, Elevation is 7870 feet, age 800-900 years old (Rock that is exposed to the atmosphere tends to weather much quicker. Bed rock that is covered by soil and vegetation may not weather as quickly. Has trees on the outside)( Slope - On steep slopes weathering products may be quickly washed away by rains. On gentle slopes the weathering products accumulate. On gentle slopes water may stay in contact with rock for longer periods of time, and thus result in higher weathering rates.)( The particle size of the material can affect the rate of weathering. The and thus result in higher weathering rates....
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course PHSC 1001 taught by Professor Gabrielclay during the Fall '09 term at Walden University.

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