What Kinds of Rocks Are Caused by Weathering?

Answer All kinds of weather along with the freezing and thawing of glaciers wear away the rocks of the earth. Once the Appalachia Mountains of the eastern U.S. were as high and rugged as the Rocky Mountai... Read More »

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What Leads to Rapid Weathering of Rocks?

Rapid weathering of rocks needs to be understood in reference to geological time. Weathering and erosion of rocks is a consistent force wearing down all surfaces over millions of years. Mechanica... Read More »

What Type of Rocks Can Form From the Process of Weathering & Erosion?

Mechanical and chemical weathering combine to attack any rock surface. The debris that builds up is often transported by wind or water erosion to a depositional basin where layer after layer accumu... Read More »

What type of weathering is caused by plants and animals?

Animals and plants can contribute to two types of weathering. The actions or presence of animals and plants can increase chemical weathering and physical weathering to rocks and soil matter.Referen... Read More »

How does air cause weathering of rocks?

The weathering of rocks is a progressive decomposition caused by exposure to water, air or acid rain. The natural freezing and thawing plays a part, as well. The process can occur rather rapidly or... Read More »