Presentation on theme: "REVIEW OF WEATHERING AND EROSION. WHAT WORD(S) SIMPLY DESCRIBE WEATHERING Breaking down Remember this is different from erosion There are two types of."— Presentation transcript:
Principle of Uniformitarianism States that the same processes that operate today operated in the past. All the types of weathering and erosion weve studied that occur today have ALWAYS BEEN OCCURRING since the beginning of the Earth. A principle is basically a LAW (description of how nature works).
Deposition and the Weathering-Erosion-Deposition Cycle (WED Cycle)
What is Deposition? The process in which sediment is laid down in new locations. WINDEROSION FINISH START DEPOSITION
What causes Deposition? All the types of erosion: water, wind, gravity, etc.
What is the WED cycle? The Cycle of Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition that occurs now and has been occurring all around the world at all times. Because of this cycle, the Earths surface has changed greatly over time. It is what fills in lakes, shortens mountains, made the grand canyon, etc.
The Appalachian mountains are the oldest mountains in the world. They were formed 300 million years ago. The Rocky Mountains were formed between 65 and 100 million years ago. The highest part of the Appalachian Mountains is Mt. Mitchell (in North Carolina) at 6,684 ft. The highest part of The Rocky Mountains is Mt. Elbert (in Colorado) at 14,440 ft. Can you explain why?