Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition
Updated: 1/22/2020
Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition
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  • Physical Weathering
  • This is an example of plants growing while breaking apart this rock
  • Chemical Weathering
  • This is an example of this wood being disintegrated by acids
  • Erosion
  • def: The mechanical breakdown of rocks into smaller pieces, involves physical change.
  • Deposition
  • def: The breakdown and decomposition of rocks as a result of chemical reactions and processes.
  • Def. Deposition
  • The example above represents water erosion as it breaks down the top of the rocks as huge waves crash over it.
  • Def. Erosion
  • The example above represents this river carrying down rocks and sediments and depositing them all here.
  • Deposition occurs when the eroded materials are dropped, or laid down.
  • The process by which wind, water, ice. or gravity transport weathered materials from one location to another.
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