Frost wedging is a form of weathering caused by water seeping into the cracks of rocks. This type of weathering is common in regions that have very cold winters. How does frost wedging take place?

QUESTION POSTED AT 23/09/2019 - 03:38 AM

Answered by answersmine AT 23/09/2019 - 03:38 AM

This is a physical weathering process — when water freezes, it expands, pushing the rock apart slowly over a period of time.

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Warm air over the ocean causes hurricanes. Warmer waters would increase the air temperatures over the water.

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ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:45 PM

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The correct answer here is False. The Benthic Zone lies below the Pelagic zone, which is not what it shows in this question.

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Avian dinosaurs


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ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:33 PM

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ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:26 PM

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ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:23 PM

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ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:21 PM

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ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:20 PM

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ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:18 PM

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