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Abrasion by wind, water, and ice is another important physical weathering phenomenon.
The effect of physical weathering can create small cracks in the surface of rocks, which will subsequently allow for chemical weathering as solutions percolate within.
Physical weathering is a climatically dominated set of mechanical processes that result in the disintegration of rock materials into sand and silt separates (Buol et al.
Physical weathering transforms larger particles into smaller particles.
Physical weathering is characterized by the mechanical disintegration of rocks.
In general, physical weathering decreases the size of mineral particles and increases their surface area.
As mentioned before, this puts stress on the mineral structure, leading to physical weathering or to further chemical weathering.

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