What are the examples of physical weathering?

Examples of physical weathering:

  • A large exfoliation dome in granite rock near bhongir (Bhuvanagiri) town in Andhra Pradesh.
  • In rocks like granites, smooth surfaced and rounded small to big boulders called tors form due to exfoliation.
  • Frost weathering occurs due to the growth of ice within pores and cracks of rocks during repeated cycles of freezing and melting.
  • Sodium chloride and gypsum crystals in desert areas heave up overlying layers of materials and as a result, polygonal cracks develop all over the heaved surface

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