Coastal Weathering and Erosion

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Weathering
The breakdown of rocks where they are
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Chemical Weathering
The breakdown of rock by changing its chemical composition
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Carbonation Weathering
Happens in warm and wet conditions
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Mechanical Weathering
The breakdown of rock without changing its chemical composition
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Erosion
When the rocks are broken down and carried away by something eg. seawater
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Hydraulic Power
Waves crash against rock and compress the air in the cracks, putting pressure on the rock
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Abrasion
Eroded particles in the water scrape and rub against rock, removing small pieces
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Attrition
Eroded particles in the water smash into each other and break into smaller fragments, rounded their edges as they rub together
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Card 2

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The breakdown of rock by changing its chemical composition

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Chemical Weathering

Card 3

Front

Happens in warm and wet conditions

Back

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Card 4

Front

The breakdown of rock without changing its chemical composition

Back

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Card 5

Front

When the rocks are broken down and carried away by something eg. seawater

Back

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