Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 9th Standard
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Identify the Type of Weathering from the Given Description. Sand Formation Occurs in Deserts. - Geography and Economics

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Identify the type of weathering from the given description.

Sand formation occurs in deserts.

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Solution

Action of temperature

Explanation.

With the increase in temperature, the minerals and components in the rocks expand and enlarges. With the fall in temperature, it contracts and reduces. This results in the accumulation of pressure between the cracks and joints in the rocks. They disintegrate with the increase in the pressure. This weathering results in the formation of sand.

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