Weathering and Landforms Topics


When rocks become exposed at the earth’s surface, they begin to be weathered away.  Weathering agents, such as water, wind, and ice, shape the landforms we see.  This chapter discusses weathering, gravity movements, streams, groundwater, shoreline waves and currents, wind and ice, and landforms in Virginia.

Main topics in this chapter:

5.1  Weathering

5.2  Gravity Movements

5.3  Streams

5.4  Groundwater

5.5  Shoreline Waves and Currents

5.6  Wind and Ice

5.7  Landforms in Virginia