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Texas Ecoregions and the affects weathering has on those regions

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Transcript of Texas Ecoregions and the affects weathering has on those regions

tEXAS eCO-rEGIONS aND tHE aFFECTS wEATHERING hAS oN tHOSE rEGIONS

hILL cOUNTRY
Weathering Type:Wind
Explanation: The thin top soil was swept away by wind causing it to turn into a flat savanna land.
bIG bEND cOUNTRY
Weathering Type: Water
Explaination: The Rio Grande Cuts through Big Bend making vertical walls of mostly limestone.
sOUTH tEXAS pLAINS
gULF cOAST
Weathering Type: Water; Wind
Explanation: The water pounds on the shores and there is many hurricanes in the season, along with floods, thunderstorms, and tordados. HTis creates many small islands and bays and inlets
Helen Baker
Period 8

tHE pALO dURO cANYON
Weathering Type: Water;Wind
Explanation: The Palo Duro Canyon had one millennia for the river to carve a canyon out; the wind also played an important role because the wind surface is relatively smooth until it abruptly drops off from the Caprock Escarpments and into

the canyon.
pANHANDLE pLAINS
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bIG bEND
eDWARDS pLATEAU
gULF oF mEXICO
lAKE cASA bLANCA
Weathering Type: Water
Explanation: The resevoir is slowly deteriorating the land that surrounds it.
pINEY wOODS
Weathering Type: Water
Explanation: The swamp water is lapping against the soft bog soil and the soil wares away over time, thus a swamp.
bIG tHICKET
pRAIRIES aND lAKES
Weathering Type: Wind; Water
Explanation: The prairie was flooded in the 1980's and the wind has been smoothing it down for generations.

gRAND pRAIRIE
Venn Diagram
cHEMICAL
mECHANICAL
-changes the composition in rocks
-breaks down rock and soil through direct contact
-sometimes creating chemical reations
-the cracks in rocks can sometimes make them split apart
- when a rock is
broken down be mechanical it
maybe broken
down further by
chemical weathering
cITATIONS
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"Palo Duro Canyon." wikipedia. n.p., n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palo_Duro_Canyon>.

"Texas Hill Country." wkikpedia. n.p., n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Hill_Country>.

"BIg Bend National Park." wkikpedia. n.p., n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bend_National_Park>.

"Gulf Coast of the United States." wkikpedia. n.p., n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_Coast_of_the_United_States>.

"Piney Woods." wkikpedia. n.p., n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piney_Woods>.

"South Texas." TPWD Kids. n.p., n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2013. <http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/kids/about_texas/regions/south_texas/big_kids/>.

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