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Answered 2014-06-25 17:24:38

Mechanical weathering occurs when rocks are broken down and there is no change in the nature of the rocks. Physical force causes the rocks to break, not chemical breakdown.

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Mechanical weathering may occur by means of what?

Mechanical weathering may occur by means of temperature changes. Mechanical weathering goes through a variety of different erosion processes.

In what type of weathering does salt wedging occur?

mechanical weathering

What climate does mechanical weathering occur more rapidly?

Mechanical weathering is faster in a cool climate.

What type of weathering does not happen in the desert?

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What can occur mechanically or chemically?

Weathering can be mechanical or chemical.

How can mechanical weathering occur?

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When does weathering occur most?

Chemical weathering in the warm, wet season and mechanical weathering in the cool, dry season.

Where is mechanical weathering most likely to occur?

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What Climate does mechanical weathering mostly occur in?

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How does chemical weathering make it easy for mechanical weathering to occur?

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Does chemical weathering occur faster than mechanical weathering?

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How the mechanical weathering is related to the weathering?

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Is abrasion chemical or mechanical weathering?

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Are speleothems mechanical or chemical weathering?

it is mechanical weathering

What type of climate causes mechanical weathering to occur at a greater rate?

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Compare mechanical and chemical weathering?

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How are mechanical weathering and chemical weathering related?

mechanical weathering and chemical weathering are related because their both are types of weathering

How do you use mechanical weathering in a sentence?

Mechanical weathering means erosion by physical means.Wind and water are examples of mechanical weathering.Mechanical weathering changes rock into sand.

Does a cold climate help mechanical weathering?

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Chemical and mechanical weathering?

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Is gravity a part of chemical or mechanical weathering?

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Is Abrasion Mechanical or chemical weathering?

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Is a delta a mechanical or chemical weathering?

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