The Forces of Weathering and Erosion - Minutemancd's Blog

The Forces of Weathering and Erosion - Minutemancd's Blog

Weathering Weathering And And Erosion Erosion

The Different Types of There are many different types of Weathering weathering. Here are a few: Oxidation Root Pry

Exfoliation Frost Action Wind Abrasion Frost action Acid Rain

This rock is red because of the oxidation of iron in the sediment when the rock was being formed. Root Pry The tree is growing in

the rock and soon the rock will break apart because of the tree roots. This is a picture of the Half

Dome. The rock is peeling away from the mountain in layers just like an onion. This is exfoliation.

Frost Action or ice wedging slowly breaks up this sedimentary rock into unusual These rocks have been blasted by wind and sand causing them to become rounded.

1908 to 1969

Acid rain has eaten away this limestone statue. Acid Rain Erosion There are many kinds of Erosion.

Here are a few: Wave Action Avalanche Creep Running Water Glaciers

Rock Fall Landslides Mud Flow Slump

Wave action is when waves hit the rocks and pieces of rock break off. In this picture the running water eroded the sides of this canyon and created the V-

This is a picture of a landslide. A type of mass wasting. In this picture the land has slumped into the road below.

This is a diagram of creep. The hillside slowly slips over many years from temperature or water. This is a picture of an avalanche. It is similar to a landslide with ice and snow

This is a picture of a glacier which carves out a U-shaped valley where it flows dragging rocks and boulders

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