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Weathering in Himalayas

The types of mechanical and chemical weathering and weathering in Himalyas

Ayat Neagi

on 26 January 2013

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Done By: Ayat Neagi Weathering in Himalayas What is Weathering? Weathering is the word that defines all the manners that break down rocks in the location near the Earth's surface. When you look at a mountain range and look at piles of loose boulders and debris from landslides, it is weathering that has loosened them from the solid rock of the mountain. There are two main classes of weathering processes: mechanical and chemical. Weathering Wind causing abrasion or also water crashing against rocks causing breakage of rocks overtime. Mechanical and Chemical Mechanical weathering: Mechanical weathering procedure breaks rock down piece by piece, by physically destroying them.
Chemical weathering: Chemical weathering method breaks down rocks atom by atom through diverse types of chemical reactions.

Weathering Tree roots causing breakage of rocks. Weathering Frost wedging or thermal expansion has caused to break the rock in half. Himalayas: How is it affected by Weathering The Himalayas, also known as Himalaya, is a mountain range in Asia separating Indian subcontinent and the Tibetan Plateau.
The Himalayan range has some of the most highest peaks in this planet, including the highest, Mount Everest. The Himalayas include over a hundred mountains exceeding 7,200 m (23,600 ft) in height. The Himalayas is currently suffering the effects of frost wedging, where water seeps inside the rocks, and freezes. As the water freezes, it expands, cracking the rock from the inside.

Weathering Can see water runoffs causings cracks or pathways to be made. Thank You for watching the Presentation
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