Unloading is the relief of pressure as overlying rock is eroded away

Unloading is the relief of pressure as overlying rock is eroded away

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Unloading is the relief of pressure as overlying rock is eroded away. As the pressure is relieved, rocks increasingly fracture as they approach the Earth’s surface. Exfoliation refers to a mechanical weathering process where sheets of rock fracture and detach from exposed rock surfaces
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Unformatted text preview: Biological weathering involves the disintegration of rock and mineral due to the activities of an organism. The types of organisms that can cause weathering range from bacteria to plants to animals....
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This document was uploaded on 11/01/2011 for the course ESC 2070 at FAU.

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