Richmond's Weathering. A GIS Lesson. W hat is Weathering?. The process of rocks or other substances breaking down at or near the Earth’s surface is called weathering. N ot to be confused with… . … E rosion or D eposition. T ypes of Weathering. Chemical Weathering Mechanical Weathering
A GIS Lesson
The process of rocks or other substances breaking down at or near the Earth’s surface is called weathering.
…Erosion or Deposition.
Mechanical weathering is the physical break down of a material without altering its chemical composition
Chemical Weathering is the alteration of the chemical composition of a material in breaking it down
1. Tropical rainforest2. Hot desert
3. Temperate mountains 4. Polar Regions
Annual Temperature: 20.3oC
Annual Rainfall: 82.4cm
take a virtual field trip and see for yourself.
To visualize the images we will use a GIS software application called ArcIMS.
…and tie it to a map.
…so you can layer them.
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