Choose the weathering process which is dominant in dry climate: i) Physical weathering ii) Chemical weathering iii) Biological weathering

The weathering process which is dominant in a dry climate is (i) Physical weathering

Weathering

The process of weathering is defined as the action of the elements of climate and weather, animals, and plants on the land surfaces to break them down biologically, chemically, and physically is called weathering. It is the breakdown and decay of rocks in situ.

What is physical weathering?

The geological process under which rocks break apart without losing their chemical composition is termed physical weathering. Physical weathering processes are influenced by some applied forces.
The applied forces are Gravitational forces like shearing stress, load, and overburden pressure. Expansion forces due to crystal growth, animal activity or temperature variations.

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