Coastal Weathering Quiz

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What term is used to describe the break down of rock in situ by the action of rainwater, extremes of temperature, and biological activity?

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What term is used to describe the breakdown of rock in situ without a change in its chemical composition?

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Identify the process of weathering that involves water continually seeping into cracks, freezing and expands, eventually breaking the rock apart.

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Identify the process of weathering that involves salt spray from the sea getting into a crack in a rock, water evaporates and salt crystallises, putting pressure on the surrounding rock and weakening the structure.

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Identify the process of weathering that involves the breakdown of rock through changing its chemical composition.

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Identify the process of chemical weathering that involes rock (usually sedimentary) being decomposed by slightly acidic water caused by disolved carbon dioxide.

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Identify the process of weathering that involves the breakdown of iron-rich minerals by oxygen and water, causing rocks to crumble.

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Identify the process of weathering that involves acidic rainwater reacting with minerals in granite causing it to crumble.

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