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Weathering and Erosion: What's the difference between these two terms?
This page discusses the definitions of the terms 'weathering' and 'erosion' and explains the difference between the two processes. It also points out when it is appropriate to use the two terms. Links to additional information are included.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-009-641
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Schoolyard Geology'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Schoolyard Geology
http://education.usgs.gov/schoolyard/index.html

Contact: Phil Stoffer
United States Geological Survey