Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 9th Standard
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Answer in Brief. Distinguish Between Weathering and Mass Wasting. - Geography and Economics

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Answer in Brief

 Answer in brief.

Distinguish between weathering and mass wasting.

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Solution

WEATHERING MASS WASTING 
It is the disintegration, breaking down and decomposition of components in the earths crust throung the action of natural or other agents. It is the movement of rocks and other particles along slopes and hills because of the action of gravity and force and gets amassed in the bases.
It can be mechanical, chemical or biological. It can be rapid movements like rock falls or landslides or slower movements like erosion 
It does not result in the occurence of any natural disaster. It can result in disaster like landslides.
It does result in any movement. It result in the movement of debris and particles to distant places.
Concept: Weathering - Biological Weathering
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