Physical [mechanical] Weathering
“Process by which rocks are broken down into
smaller pieces by external conditions and no
changes in chemical composition ’’.
Types of Physical weathering
•Frost heaving and Frost wedging
•Friction and impact
•Burrowing of animals
“the processes of chemical weathering
transform rocks and minerals exposed
to water and air and produce new
The most common chemical
weathering processes are
•carbonation, and solution.
Is the process by which soil and rock are removed from the Earth's
surface by natural processes such as wind or water flow, and
then transported and deposited in other locations.
•Transportation, the movement of eroded particles by agents . such as
•Rivers, wave ,glacer’s,wind.
There are diferente types of
Difference b/w weathering and erosión .
is the breakdown of rocks and
minerals in earth crust into sediments.
Weathered rocks and minerals are carried away by
Gravity , water , wind and ice called erosion.
Weathering and earth system
(CO2, O2, N)
Plant , animals after die ,bacteria,
bulldozer/ cars , grazing