How Does Ice Cause Mechanical Weathering?


Ice causes mechanical weathering because when it expands it brings about the process of ice wedging. This causes the breakdown of rocks and soils resulting to mechanical weathering.
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Water will fill small cracks in rocks, overnight this will freeze into ice which is larger that water so forces the crack in the rock to split further. This will repeat over a long
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The ice can cause rocks to weather by the coldness or the wind but not the ice itself. hope this helped.
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