WEATHERING OF ROCKS


Weathering is the process that causes the rock to disintegrate physically and decompose chemically because of exposure near the Earth’s surface through the elements of weather.

Among these elements temperature, rainfall, frost, fog and ice are the important ones.

In nature, generally both the disintegration and decomposition act together at the same time and assist each other.

In this process, no transportation or movement of material is involved.

 

Physical Weathering

Chemical weathering

Biotic weathering