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Difference between weathering and erosion

(1). Weathering: Weathering is the chemical alteration and physical disintegration of Earth materials by the action of air, water and organisms. In other words, it is the breakdown of the rocks and their disintegration and decomposition without their movement from their original position to another area. Weathering is only the disintegration of the rocks particles …

Agents of Erosion

Erosion takes place usually through the following agents: Running Water Glaciers Wind Coastal Waves Chemical Solution (1). Running Water: Running water in the form of rivers and streams is a major source of erosion. Rivers and the streams act as sculptors, carvers, and cutters of the mountains, valleys, and plains through which they pass. The …