Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 9th Standard
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Identify the Type of Weathering from the Given Description. Water Which Has Accumulated in the Crevices of the Rocks Freezes. Consequently, the Rock Break . - Geography and Economics

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Identify the type of weathering from the given description.

Water which has accumulated in the crevices of the rocks freezes. Consequently, the rock break .

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Solution

Action of frost

Explanation

When the water solidifies and becomes frost, its volume and dimensions increases. The particles of water expand. When the temperature falls below 0 ̊ and becomes negative, the water that has accumulated in the crevices and joints of the rock freezes. This created pressure within the rocks resulting in its weathering.

Concept: Mechanical Weathering
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