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Physical Geography Chapter 15 In Class Notes

by: Ashley Trecartin

Physical Geography Chapter 15 In Class Notes GEOG 110

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These are the notes from class over the portion of Weathering processes in chapter 15 taken on October 12, 2016
Physical Geography
Mr. Thomas
Class Notes
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Date Created: 10/13/16
Physical Geography Chapter 15 In-Class Notes 10-12-16  Exogenic Processes o Weathering o Mass wasting  Weathering o Mechanical/physical—disintegrates rocks  Regolith—inorganic portions of soil o 5 Principles of Weathering  Uploading: rocks formed from high amounts of pressure  Exfoliation is the removal of outer rock sheets  Thermal Expansion & Contraction  Rock is heated and cooled (day/night processes)  Granular disintegration is the breaking free of individual mineral grains from a rock.  Freeze-Thaw  Water freezes in a rack, expanding volume causing large amounts of pressure on the walls, eventually leading to a breakage of rock.  Salt Crystal Growth  Water with the dissolved salts accumulates in cracks causing physical disintegration  Hydration  Water molecules attack crystalline structures without causing a permanent change.  Clay minerals are clay-sized materials formed during chemical weathering occupying cracks, expending and breaking rocks. o Chemical Weathering  Decomposes rock through chemical reactions that remove the irons from the original rock-forming minerals  Reactive agents  Oxidation is the chemical union of oxygen atoms with another substance to create a new product (rust or aluminum oxides)  Solution is a chemical reaction causes mineral-forming ions to dissociate and separated irons are carried away in water  Carbonation is a type of solution that involves carbon dioxide and water molecules reacting with, and decomposing rock material.  Hydrolysis is when water molecules alone react with chemical components of rock-forming minerals to create new compounds where the H+ and OH+ irons of water are separate.  Water is present in both physical and chemical  Temperature is present in both (the higher the temperature the quickly chemical processes will happen)  Air pollution


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