• Climate is very important for causing weathering.
  • The way a landscape is modified depends on the climate of the region.
  • Sedimentary rocks usually weather more easily than igneous rocks.
  • Chemical weathering increases as:Temperature increases.
  • Chemical reactions are faster at higher temperatures.Precipitation increases.
  • Plant roots may enter cracks in rock and break it apart.
  • Plant debris may increase the amount of acid in water.
  • In tropical climates, chemical weathering can be intense.
  • Some minerals dissolve and water carries them away.
  • Bauxite is aluminum oxide that collects this way.
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