Erosion Removal of rocks and dirt by wind, water and ice. Erosion due to wave pounding at Venus Bay,wave poundingVenus Bay South Australia South Australia. A rock formation in the Altiplano, Bolivia sculptedAltiplanoBolivia by wind erosion.
Fault A break or fracture in the crust of Earth. The San Andreas FaultSan Andreas Fault
Geological Having to do with geology, the study of Earth.
Glacier Slow-moving masses of snow and ice that carry rock and dirt. Perito Moreno Glacier Patagonia Argentina
Uplift Upward movement of Earth’s crust. Kupe's SailKupe's Sail New Zealand
Volcano Vents in Earth's crust that lava and steam can travel through. Cleveland VolcanoCleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands of AlaskaAleutian IslandsAlaska
Weathering The process of breaking down rock and other materials into smaller pieces. Salt weathering of sandstone near Qobustan, Azerbaijan.sandstoneQobustanAzerbaijan. A freshly broken rock shows differential chemical weathering (probably mostly oxidation) progressing inward. This piece of sandstone was found in glacial drift near Angelica, New York sandstoneglacial driftAngelica, New York
Bryce Geology is an exemplary result of three major geological forces deposition, uplift, and erosion.
Weathering vs. Erosion Weathering breaks it down. Erosion carries it away.