the physical and or chemical breakdown of rocks at or near the earth's surface
the movement of rock and or sediment down slope due to gravity
the removal of material by wind, water and or ice
breaking rocks down in to smaller pieces without changing the mineral composition
Breaking rocks down into different substances, e.g. by dissolving it
numerous small impacts
How rain mechanically weathers rock
How wave activity mechanically weathers rock
How wind mechanically weathers rock
Weathering rock through repeated cycles of freezing and thawing
Removing overlying rock from a rock, which allows the underlying rock to expand and break apart, often resulting in sheeting or exfoliation domes
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Example of an exfoliation dome resulting from the unloading mechanism of erosion.
Weathering primarily by plants that can break up or dissolve materials
Adding oxygen to water can result in weathering of some materials, like rusting iron.
Weathering by acids, such as carbonic acid (adding carbon dioxide to water creates a weak acid that can slowly breakdown limestone and feldspar.
Type of erosion involving movement of rock and or sediment down slope.
Type of erosion involving downward sliding of loose material as a unit - usually in soil, not in rock
Type of erosion, very slow moving of well-consolidated material that moves as a unit
Type of erosion, the rapid movement of rock down slopes
debris flow or mud flow
type of erosion, the rapid movement of soil or rock containing a large amount of water; often occurs in dry areas where there is little vegetation to hold things together.
Type of erosion: debris flow on the sides of volcanoes
Type of erosion: movement of rocks caused by freezing and thawing, which lifts and then drops earth.
Type of erosion, "soil creep" that occurs where there is permafrost