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Swift Ch 4 Sec 1

Weathering the chemical and physical processes that break down rock at Earth's surface
Erosion the process by which water, ice, wind, or gravity moves weathered rock and soil
Uniformitarianism the geologic pricniple that the same geologic processes that operate today
Mechanical weathering the type of weathering in which rock is physically broken into smaller pieces
Abrasion the grinding away of rock by other rock particles carried in water, ice, or wind
Chemical weathering the process that breaks down rock through chemical changes
Permeable characteristics of a material that is full of tiny, connected air spaces that water can seep through
Ice wedging process that splits rock when water seeps into cracks, then freezes and expands
Oxidation a chemical change in which a substance combines with oxygen, as when iron ozidizes, forming rust
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