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Soil Genesis and Development, Scenario 1 - Agroecosystem Soil, Food and Fiber

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Weathering Processes

Weathering Processes

The influence of climate on weathering processes.

 
Figure 1. The influence of the interaction of temperature and rainfall on processes of physical and chemical weathering. Notice that as annual rainfall and temperature increases, chemical weathering dominates over physical weathering. On the contrary, notice that as the temperature lowers, physical weathering begins to dominate over chemical weathering. Image courtesy of UNL, 2005



 
Question 4a: What weathering processes dominate in Alabama‏?

A. Physical
B. Chemical
C. Biological

D. Slight Physical & Moderate Chemical
E. Moderate Physical & Slight Chemical

To review this concept click on the link: Soil Genesis and Development Lesson 2  (& see Fig.1 above)
 
 
Question 4b: What weathering processes dominate in Nebraska‏?

A.
Physical
B. Chemical
C. Biological
D. Slight Physical & Moderate Chemical
E. Moderate Physical & Slight Chemical

To review this concept click on the link: Soil Genesis and Development Lesson 2  (& see Fig.1 above)








 

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