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7.2: Mechanical Weathering

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abrasion

abrasion

A form of mechanical weathering that occurs whenever one rock hits another.
ice wedging

ice wedging

Water enters a crack, expands as it freezes, and wedges the rock apart.
mechanical weathering

mechanical weathering

Weathering that breaks rocks into smaller pieces without altering their chemical composition.

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Feb 24, 2012

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