Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass...
After reading Chapter 10 you should be able to:
- Define the science of geomorphology.
- Illustrate the forces at work on materials residing on a slope.
- Define weathering and explain the importance of the parent rock and joints and fractures in rock.
- Describe frost action, crystallization, hydration, pressure-release jointing, and the role of freezing water as physical weathering processes.
- Describe the susceptibility of different minerals to the chemical weathering processes called hydrolysis, oxidation, carbonation, and solution.
- Review the processes and features associated with karst topography.
- Portray the various types of mass movements and identify examples of each in relation to moisture content and speed of movement.