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9.2: Mechanical Weathering

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abrasion

Form of mechanical weathering that occurs whenever one rock hits another.

ice wedging

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

mechanical weathering

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

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Date Created:
Jan 04, 2013
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