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Weathering and Erosion study guide

Weathering- the breaking down of rocks and minerals by

physical or chemical processes
Physical weathering or mechanical weathering

animal activity
roots and plants

Chemical Weathering- chemical processes dissolve and

decay materials
(examples acid rain, rust -caused by

Erosion- the movement of sediment or soil from one

location to another

Runof- the process of water moving across a surface of

the land
Coastlines are affected by wave action erosion

Deposition- when particles carried by wind, ice, or water

are deposited in another location