physical weathering


Also found in: Dictionary.

physical weathering

[′fiz·ə·kəl ′weth·ə·riŋ]
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
Whereas zircon grains were less chemically weathered during pedogenesis than rutile, microtextural analysis indicated that they had been more susceptible to physical weathering.
In sediments from about 38 million years ago, however, the appearance of silica-rich sediments, clays made by physical weathering and other clues indicate that the continent was cooling down.

Full browser ?