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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 …

Weathering and its types

Weathering: Weathering is defined as the physical disintegration and chemical alteration of Earth materials by the action of water, air, and organisms. For example, the breakdown of rocks in situ, their disintegration and decomposition without distant transportation of the products. The process of creation of new relief features and wear and tear of Earth materials …

Rates of Weathering

The rate at which a rock weathers depends on the following factors: The particle size influences the rate of weathering, the smaller the particle, the greater the surface area of chemical attack. The mineral composition of a rock is also very important. The slate which is mainly composed of clay minerals is very resistant to …

Weathering Process and Types of weathering.

The rocks break and undergo decay under the influence of atmospheric agencies like winds, sun, frost, water and organisms and produce soil. This phenomenon is called ”weathering”. Weathering and erosion together lowers the mountains and produce sediments. The weathering may be defined as the process which tends to break and decompose rocks in place. It …