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Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition

This set includes flash cards about processes that change the landscape of the Earth.
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Which conditions would speed the process of chemical weathering the most?

a. The Sahara Desert (hot and dry)

b. The Amazon Rainforest (hot and humid)

c. The Frozen Tundra in Canada (cold and dry)

d. Seattle, WA in the Winter (cold and humid)
b. The Amazon Rainforest

Hot and humid conditions speed the process of chemical weathering up.
Lichens grow on the surface of a rock, causing a chemical reaction. Is this an example of mechanical weathering, chemical weathering, erosion, or deposition?
Chemical Weathering
A limestone cave forms due to the acidity of rainwater.

Is this an example of mechanical weathering, chemical weathering, erosion, or deposition?
Chemical Weathering
Wind blows dust from the Gobi Desert to Russia.

Is this an example of mechanical weathering, chemical weathering, erosion, or deposition?
Erosion
Sediment is carried from Yankton, SD to the Gulf of Mexico via the Missouri/Mississippi River.

Is this an example of mechanical weathering, chemical weathering, erosion, or deposition?
Erosion
Ice freezes and thaws over and over, making a crack in your sidewalk larger and larger.

Is this an example of mechanical weathering, chemical weathering, erosion, or deposition?
Mechanical Weathering
Mr. Hoegh puts his money in the bank, where it stays and collects interest.

Is this an example of mechanical weathering, chemical weathering, erosion, or deposition?
Deposition
Loess comes to rest to form a hill.

Is this an example of mechanical weathering, chemical weathering, erosion, or deposition?
Deposition
A landslide comes to rest on the side of a river, changing its shape.

Is this an example of mechanical weathering, chemical weathering, erosion, or deposition?
Deposition
Roots of a tree break through to find water.

Is this an example of mechanical weathering, chemical weathering, erosion, or deposition?
Mechanical Weathering
Mr. Hoegh carries a bag of dirt over to Mrs. Vander Wolde's room.

Is this an example of mechanical weathering, chemical weathering, erosion, or deposition?
Erosion (who knows why he would do such a thing)
Layers of sediment form at the bottom of Lake Superior.

Is this an example of mechanical weathering, chemical weathering, erosion, or deposition?
Deposition
A glacier slowly moves rock fragments down the slope of a mountain.

Is this an example of mechanical weathering, chemical weathering, erosion, or deposition?
Erosion
A rock changes color due to oxidation.

Is this an example of mechanical weathering, chemical weathering, erosion, or deposition?
Chemical Weathering