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The breakdown of rocks by physical forces of wear and tear, such as ice, rapid changes in temperature, and grit carried by wind and running water.
Type of weathering that occurs when rainwater soaks into the cracks in a rock, and freezes, splitting the rock.
A type of weathering associated with granite that involves the breaking or peeling away of rock layers.
The chemical reaction of minerals in rock with air or water which changes the chemical composition of the original rock, causing the rock to dissolve or crumble.
Porous vs. Non-porous, fine-grained vs. course grained, acidity of the water, temperature, humidity
The rate of chemical weathering is affected by things like... (5)
Running water which carves a channel, or gully, in the ground that cannot be repaired by ordinary cultivation.
The level or nearly the level of land that borders a river and is covered by river water during the flood season.
A large, funnel-shaped depression in the ground caused when the roof of a cavern collapses.
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