Weathering - Weathering, Soil, and Mass Wasting _ begins...

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Weathering, Soil, and Mass Wasting ________________________________________________________________________________ begins with a brief examination of the external processes of weathering, mass wasting, and erosion. The two forms of weathering, mechanical and chemical, are investigated in detail – including the types, conditions, rates, and net effect of each. The soils section of the chapter begins with a description of the general composition, texture, and structure of soil. After examining the factors that influence soil formation, development, and classification, soil erosion, as well as some ore deposits produced by weathering, are presented. Mass wasting begins with a look at the role the process plays in landform development. Following a discussion of the controls and triggers of mass wasting, a general presentation of the various types of mass wasting concludes the chapter. Objectives To ponder: After the reporting, this is expected from you: Be able to know the processes of weathering, soil, erosion, and mass wasting. Be able to differentiate mechanical from chemical weathering. To learn the soil composition, structure, texture, classification and formation, Identify the controls of mass wasting. Know the various types of mass wasting. Summary Of the Report External processes include 1) weathering – the disintegration and decomposition of rock at or near the surface, 2) mass wasting – the transfer of rock material downslope under the influence of gravity, and 3) erosion
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course ACC 109 taught by Professor Diyco during the Spring '11 term at Ateneo de Manila University.

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