Weathering and Erosion
Weathering and erosion are sometimes misjudged by thinking that they are the same thing or somewhat similar. But the fact is weathering and erosion are completely different actions with different mechanism. The similarity between these two action is that they both are parts of a single process called Denudation, lowering of the surface of the earth. The main difference between weathering and erosion is that erosion is the wearing away of rocks or similar deposits on the earth’s surface by the action of the water, ice, wind, etc and on the other hand, weathering is the mechanical and chemical breakdown of rocks or other deposits by the action of rain, snow etc environmental factors. A comparative table for weathering vs erosion is shown below for clear concept.
Weathering vs Erosion
Difference between weathering and erosion are many. The major differences between weathering and erosion are given below.