Frost Weathering

frost weathering

[′frȯst ‚weth·ə·riŋ]
(geology)
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Frost Weathering

 

the mechanical disintegration of rocks brought about by periodic frost action, which makes them crack, and the wedging action of the water freezing in the cracks.

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