GEO 1111 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Spheroidal Weathering, Granite Dome, Silicate Minerals

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14 Aug 2016
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Weathering, Erosion & Mass Movement
Weathering and erosion are slow processes
Important to agriculture
Important in global processes
Weathering
Involves physical breakdown and chemical alterations of rock
Two types:
oMechanical
oChemical
Both types work simultaneously and reinforce each other
Diffusion through a cell membrane, rust on a car, absorption are all
proportional to area
Mechanical Weathering
Increases surface of contact
Types :
oFrost wedging
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