Chapter 7 Section 1

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lpolk2002
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Chapter 7 Section 1
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2014-09-26 23:44:54
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weathering erosion mechanical chemical
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Weathering and erosion
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  1. Mechanical or chemical surface processes that break rock into smaller and smaller pieces
    Weathering
  2. Physical processes that break rock apart without changing its chemical make up; can be caused by ice wedging, animals, and plant roots
    Mechanical weathering
  3. Mechanical weathering process that occurs when water freezes in the cracks of rocks and expands, causing the rock to break apart
    Ice wedging
  4. Occurs when chemical reactions dissolve the minerals in rocks or change them into different minerals
    Chemical weathering
  5. Chemical weathering process that occurs when some minerals are exposed to oxygen and water over time
    Oxidation
  6. Average weather pattern in an area over a long period of time; can be classified by temperature, humidity, precipitation, and vegetation.
    Climate

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