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A process by which softer, less weather-resistant rocks wear away and leave harder, more weather-resistant rocks behind.
Dropping a sugar cube into a glass of water, and the sugar cube dissoving after a few minutes. The process is an an example of...
What is the organic material formed in soil from the decayed remains of plants and animals called?
Which soil conservation technique prevents erosion by providing cover that reduces water runoff?
What is it called when a farmer plants different crops in order to use less nutrients or different nutrients from the soil?
What is it called when wind blows sand and silt against exposed rock, eventually wearing away the rock's surface?
The removal of substances that can be dissolved from rock or layers of soil due to the passing of water is called...
What is the soil's ability to hold nutrients and to supply nutrients to a plant called?
Which of the following types of chemical weathering causes a karst landscape, such as a cavern?
Acids in groundwater.
If you increase the surface area of a rock, how will it affect the rate at which it weathers?
It will weather more quickly.
The practice of leaving old stalks to provide cover from rain in order to reduce water runoff and soil erosion is called...
Climates the experience frequent freezes and thaws have a higher rate of _________ weathering than do more temperate climates.
Weathering is the process by which rock materials are broken down by the action of _________ or chemical processes.
Ice, wind, water, gravity, plants, and animals are all agents of ___________ weathering.
Under the same climatic conditions, hard rocks weather more slowly than softer rocks. The phenomenon is called ______________________.
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