Factors Affecting Slopes

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Factors Affecting Slopes


Slopes vary with climate. Slopes in temperate environments are rounder, due to chemical weathering, whereas slopes in arid environments are jagged or straight because of mechanical weathering and over-land runoff. 

Climatic geomorphology studies the processes which operate in different climatic zones producing different shapes or forms.

Rock Type and Structure

Slopes are influenced by rock type. The Tees-Exe line is an imaginary line running from the River Tees to the River-Exe. It…


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