Abrasion is another type of mechanical weathering. Gravity causes abrasion as a rock tumbles down a slope. Moving water causes abrasion; it moves rocks so that they bump against one another (Figure below). Strong winds cause abrasion by blasting sand against rock surfaces.
Beside this, what is an example of abrasion of a rock?
Abrasion is the mechanical scraping of a rock surface by friction between rocks and moving particles during their transport by wind, glacier, waves, gravity, running water or erosion.After friction, the moving particles dislodge loose and weak debris from the side of the rock.The intensity of abrasion depends on the
How does abrasion happen?
Abrasion and plucking. Plucking occurs when rocks and stones become frozen to the base or sides of the glacier and are plucked from the ground or rock face as the glacier moves. It leaves behind a jagged landscape. This causes the wearing away of the landscape as the glacier behaves like sandpaper.
What is abrasion caused by?
An abrasion is a wound caused by superficial damage to the skin, no deeper than the epidermis. It is less severe than a laceration, and bleeding, if present, is minimal. Mild abrasions, also known as grazes or scrapes, do not scar or bleed, but deep abrasions may lead to the formation of scar tissue.