Shaping the planet Earth::Weather


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Shaping the planet Earth {{#invoke:main|main}} Weather is one of the fundamental processes that shape the Earth. The process of weathering breaks down the rocks and soils into smaller fragments and then into their constituent substances.<ref>NASA. NASA Mission Finds New Clues to Guide Search for Life on Mars. Retrieved on 28 June 2008.</ref> During rains precipitation, the water droplets absorb and dissolve carbon dioxide from the surrounding air. This causes the rainwater to be slightly acidic, which aids the erosive properties of water. The released sediment and chemicals are then free to take part in chemical reactions that can affect the surface further (such as acid rain), and sodium and chloride ions (salt) deposited in the seas/oceans. The sediment may reform in time and by geological forces into other rocks and soils. In this way, weather plays a major role in erosion of the surface.<ref>West Gulf River Forecast Center. Glossary of Hydrologic Terms: E Retrieved on 28 June 2008.</ref>

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