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Difference between types of erosion and weathering

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Describe the difference between weathering and erosion, include
mechanical weathering
chemical weathering
water erosion
wind erosion
ice erosion

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Hello!
I hope this response helps you to better understand the concepts.

Your question is one of definitions, and simple differences between these processes.

Weathering is the physical or chemical breakdown of rocks and minerals due to a variety of factors in the environment.

Erosion is the movement of weathered material from one location to another by some physical force (usually one of the three that you had mentioned: ice, water or wind). Erosion involves no breakdown of the material itself, only transport. So what many people think of as erosion is actually ...

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In this solution, we describe the differences between the two types of weathering and between wind, water and ice erosion.

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