Weathering is the sculptor of the granite landscapes of Tianzhushan
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After the granite mass has undergone tectonic movement and then outcropped,  it undergoes  weathering. If crustal movement has created the outline of the granite landform, the change of temperature, wind erosion, rainfall and biological weathering further sculpt  modify it and finally create the granite landscapes  we appreciate today.

 

What is weathering?

Weathering refers to the process of physical and chemical changes which take place when the rocks on or near the earth surface come into contact with the Earth's atmosphere, biosphere and waters.

There are three types of weathering.

Physical weathering: The breakdown of rock into solid fragments by temperature differences and mechanical processes without the chemical composition of the rock being altered

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