Ch 7: Weathering, Erosion & Deposition in Massachusetts

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Check out this chapter on erosion, deposition and weathering in Massachusetts as you finish your homework or study for an exam. Our instructors have provided short video lessons and multiple-choice quizzes that you can review at your convenience on any mobile device or computer.

Weathering, Erosion & Deposition in Massachusetts - Chapter Summary

In this collection of video lessons, you'll review weathering, deposition and erosion in Massachusetts. Just a few of the subjects presented include the causes of weathering and the types of mechanical weathering. Once you complete this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Outline the process of mechanical weathering along with examples
  • Identify factors that affect the rate of weathering
  • Discuss the causes and effects of erosion
  • Provide an explanation for deposition
  • Detail the effects of deposition and erosion on landforms
  • Describe the effects of coastal erosion on shoreline features
  • Explain the reasons for glaciation
  • Discuss the impact of deposition and erosion on the landscape of Massachusetts

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9 Lessons in Chapter 7: Weathering, Erosion & Deposition in Massachusetts
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Weathering: Definition, Types, Causes & Rates

1. Weathering: Definition, Types, Causes & Rates

Ever wondered how erosion could create something as dramatic as the Grand Canyon? The simple answer is weathering. This lesson describes the three major types of weathering, their causes, and how weathering rates can change.

Mechanical Weathering: Definition, Process, Types & Examples

2. Mechanical Weathering: Definition, Process, Types & Examples

Over time, the forces of the natural environment cause rocks to physically break down in a process called mechanical weathering. Learn how factors, such as wind, water and temperature fluctuations lead to mechanical weathering.

Factors that Affect the Rate of Weathering

3. Factors that Affect the Rate of Weathering

Weathering is the process that breaks down rocks into smaller pieces. The rate at which rock weathers depends on certain factors. Learn how factors, such as exposure to the atmosphere, the composition of rock and climate affect the rate of weathering.

Erosion: Definition, Causes & Effects

4. Erosion: Definition, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we'll define erosion and discuss the causes of erosion such as wind, water, glaciers, and people. Furthermore, we'll discuss how these factors effect landforms on the earth's surface.

What is a Deposition? - Definition & Explanation

5. What is a Deposition? - Definition & Explanation

Discover the many ways deposits of rock and soil can alter landforms as big as islands, mountains, and river deltas in this lesson. You'll explore both quick and slow changes in the land around us, and learn some fascinating geologic terms along the way!

Effect of Erosion and Deposition on Landforms

6. Effect of Erosion and Deposition on Landforms

Landforms are constantly being broken down and reformed by the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition. In this lesson, we explore chemical and physical weathering and how the face of the earth gets changed.

The Effects of Coastal Erosion on Shoreline Features

7. The Effects of Coastal Erosion on Shoreline Features

Shorelines constantly change due to the pounding of waves that erode coastal structures. Learn about shoreline features that are formed through coastal erosion, such as wave-cut cliffs, wave-cut platforms, sea arches and sea stacks.

Causes of Glaciation

8. Causes of Glaciation

Glaciation refers to being covered with glaciers. Learn about the theories behind glaciation, including the changing continental positions and the Milankovitch theory, which points to three orbital variations: eccentricity, obliquity and precession, in this lesson.

Impact of Erosion & Deposition on the Massachusetts Landscape

9. Impact of Erosion & Deposition on the Massachusetts Landscape

In this lesson, we'll look at how the geological processes of erosion and deposition helped form Massachusetts' unique landscape. Find out how glaciers helped create the coastline full of bays and ultimately formed Cape Cod.

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