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Chapter 6 Vocab

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weathering in which the composition of the rock is changedChemical Weathering
the pattern of weather that occurs in a particular area over many yearsClimate
desert formationDesertification
each layer in a soil profileHorizon
decayed organic matterHumus
rock is forced apart by iceIce Wedging
a process that carries dissolved materials downward in soilLeaching
breaking down rocks without changing the chemical compositionMechanical Weathering
chemical weathering process due to exposure to water and oxygenOxidation
mixture of weathered rock, organic matter, mineral fragments, water and airSoil
the A, B, and C layers of soilSoil Profile
the process that breaks down rocks into smaller and smaller fragmentsWeathering
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