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GillExplore Geography - Cyclone Chapter 8

Denudation When rocks on the earth's surface are constantly being worn down by a number of processes
Weathering The process that physically changes solid rocks into smaller pieces or sediments
Erosion The process that breaks down and moves the sediments away from their original positions
Mechanical Weathering The physical breaking down of rocks into smaller pieces
Chemical Weathering Caused by chemical changes, when rock is dissolved or decayed
Karst landscapes A landscape made up of limestone
Limestone features This is called a limestone pavement, the pavement is made up of clints and grikes
Swallow Hole When the grikes become enlarged, forming big vertical holes known as swallow holes.
Stalactites These hang from the roof
Stalagmites These build up on the floor and grow upwards
Pillars When a stalactites and stalagmites meet
Biological Weathering When rocks are worn away by animals plants and living organisms
Scree Pieces or rock and rubble found at the bottom of a slope
Permeable When water can pass through a rock
Created by: Sarah C. Lynch
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