Which rocks will likely weather least?
Rock and Mineral Type
Certain types of rock are very resistant to weathering. Igneous rocks, especially intrusive igneous rocks such as granite, weather slowly because it is hard for water to penetrate them. Other types of rock, such as limestone, are easily weathered because they dissolve in weak acids.
Which of the following can cause rocks to weather?
Water, ice, acids, salts, plants, animals, and changes in temperature are all agents of weathering. Once a rock has been broken down, a process called erosion transports the bits of rock and mineral away.
How do plants weather rocks?
Plants and animals can be agents of mechanical weathering. The seed of a tree may sprout in soil that has collected in a cracked rock. As the roots grow, they widen the cracks, eventually breaking the rock into pieces. Over time, trees can break apart even large rocks.
Which process is faster weathering or erosion Why?
I think erosion is fast process. in weathering it takes a lot of time to crush the Rock.
In what environment would weathering rate be fastest slowest Brainly?
CLIMATE: The amount of water in the air and the temperature of an area are both part of an area’s climate. Moisture speeds up chemical weathering. Weathering occurs fastest in hot, wet climates. It occurs very slowly in hot and dry climates.
Where the most weather changes occur?
Most weather happens in the troposphere, the part of Earth’s atmosphere that is closest to the ground.
Which of the four agents of erosion is the fastest?
Ice– the MOST POWERFUL agent of erosion on Earth. The action of moving ice (by gravity) can move large chunks of rock. It is the fastest agent of erosion. The ice is in the form of GLACIERS.
What are the 6 causes of weathering?
Many forces are involved in weathering and erosion, including both natural and man-made causes.
- Physical Weathering. Physical or mechanical weathering is the disintegration of rock into smaller pieces.
- Chemical Weathering.
- Water Erosion.
- Wind Erosion.