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Mechanical or chemical surface processes that break rock into smaller and smaller pieces
Physical processes that break rock apart without changing its chemical make up; can be caused by ice wedging, animals, and plant roots
Mechanical weathering process that occurs when water freezes in the cracks of rocks and expands, causing the rock to break apart
Occurs when chemical reactions dissolve the minerals in rocks or change them into different minerals
Chemical weathering process that occurs when some minerals are exposed to oxygen and water over time
Average weather pattern in an area over a long period of time; can be classified by temperature, humidity, precipitation, and vegetation.
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