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Mountains and Mass Wasting
This lecture discusses physical and chemical processes that break down rocks and rock debris transportation mechanisms. Physical weathering includes abrasion, fragmentation, frost wedging, and thermal expansion and contraction. Chemical weathering includes solution, oxidation and hydration, and hydrolysis. The lecture notes are supported by images such as photographs, satalite photos, and diagrams depicting glacial features and frost wedging.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Cryology
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2005 Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-813
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: University of Wisconson, Madison, Department of Geology and Geophysics