Mechanical Weathering: Definition, Process, Types, and Examples


What is Mechanical Weathering? Mechanical weathering is the process through which large rocks are broken into increasingly smaller pieces. Sometimes referred to as physical weathering, the process normally happens near the Earth’s surface. Can you believe that the tiny sand grains you see at the beach were once part of massive rocks? It involves mechanical processes … Read more

Causes, Effects and Types of Erosion (Water, Wind, Glacier)


What is Erosion? When you stand at a vantage point of space, you’ll be treated to an array of breathtaking landforms. However, these beautiful pieces of nature can only qualify as landforms if nature created them. This means human-made dams, vehicles, and buildings cannot be called landforms. Mountains, hills, plains, plateaus, beaches, sea stacks and … Read more

What is a Canyon Landform: Formation, Location, Examples and Facts


What is a Canyon Landform? If you look out of your window, you’ll probably see buildings, trees, telephone poles and so on. The world we live in today has mostly been shaped by humans. However, it’s not only humans that are moving things and shaping the planet. Rain, wind, and other natural elements shape the … Read more

Causes, Effects and Types of Landslides


What is a Landslide? Landslides are among the many natural disasters causing massive destructions and loss of lives across the globe. According to a survey study by the International Landslide Centre at Durham University, UK, 2,620 fatal landslides occurred between 2004 and 2010. These landslides resulted in the death of over 32,322 people. The figure … Read more

Types and Causes of Mass Wasting/Mass Movement of Rocks


What is Mass Wasting/Mass Movement of Rocks? Mass wasting can be defined as a geomorphic process. A geomorphic process is a natural course of weathering, erosion and deposition that causes alteration of the surface materials and landforms of the earth. Mass wasting is also known as slope movement or mass movement. It can be described as … Read more

What is Weathering and Different Types of Weathering


What is Weathering? Rocks, minerals, soils normally change their structure under the action or influence of certain environmental forces. Biological activity, extreme weather, and agents of erosion such as water, wind and ice are examples of environmental forces that influences the continuous breakdown, wearing away and loosening of rocks and soils. This is what is … Read more