Mary Ivory Patterson
Weathering Effects of the Edward Plateau
Weathering-the breaking down of rocks on the Earth's surface and carrying them away.
Weathering has caused to rock to peel in sheets. Tis was caused by contracting and expanding during heating and cooling in the temperture.
The weathering of sedimentary rock has exposed the granite dome underneath.
Edward Plateau has physical waethering called exfoliation where rocks weather down to sheets.
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Erosion Effects of the Edward Plateau
Erosion is weathered rock particles that are carried away.
In the most western part of the region has stayed flat and elevated but the eastern part called The Hill Country is very eroded to a thin layer of soul and sloops where all the erosion happens.
Deposition effects in the Edward Plateau
Edward Plateau was first formed by marine deposits of sandstone, limestone, shales and dolomites 100 million years ago when the region was under the ocean.