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Shaping Earth’s Surface. Weathering Systematic breakdown of the Earth’s crust A major portion of the Rock Cycle Two types Mechanical Wind Water Ice Chemical Air Water. Shaping Earth’s Surface. Erosion Systematic transportation of sediments as a result of weathering Erosive agents

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shaping earth s surface
Shaping Earth’s Surface
  • Weathering
      • Systematic breakdown of the Earth’s crust
      • A major portion of the Rock Cycle
    • Two types
      • Mechanical
        • Wind
        • Water
        • Ice
      • Chemical
        • Air
        • Water
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Shaping Earth’s Surface
  • Erosion
    • Systematic transportation of sediments as a result of weathering
    • Erosive agents
      • Wind
      • Water
        • Most effective
          • Volume of water
          • Velocity of flow
      • Ice
    • Work of Rivers
      • Meanders
      • Flood plain
      • Oxbow lakes
      • Deltas
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Shaping Earth’s Surface
  • Glaciers
      • Massive collection of ice & snow
      • Located in the higher altitudes
    • Types
      • Continental
        • Moraines
        • Eskers
        • Erratics
      • Alpine
        • Hanging valleys
        • Cirques
        • Horns