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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 …

Davis Cycle of Erosion

William Moris Davis (1850-1934) was a prominent American geographer who founded the Association of American Geographers in 1904. He also put forward a theory of the cycle of erosion. The main points of his theory are as under: A cycle of erosion would affect all landscapes. The cycle consists of three stages. Youth Stage, Mature …

Erosion

Erosion may be defined as the wearing down of Earth’s surface through weathering and the transportation of the particles to distant places. For example, the boulder is first loosened in a mass movement and then its pieces are carried by the stream. Similarly, moving angular pieces of rocks produce etching which cuts the surface of …

Cycle of Erosion

Cycle of Erosion/ Geomorphic Cycle: Cycle of Erosion, which is also called geographic or geomorphic cycle is an idealized model that explains the development of relief in landscapes. The model starts with the erosion that follows uplift of land above a base level and ends, if conditions allow, in the formation of a peneplain (a more or less level land surface produced by erosion over a …