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weathering
Subject Category
W Physical and Chemical Sciences
Definition
The natural exposure of a material to atmospheric and climatic factors such as wind, rain, temperature changes, solar or ultraviolet light, oxygen, humidity, or airborne biological and chemical agents.
Definition Source
NAL Thesaurus Staff
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/51645.rdf
Scope Note
Use for materials; For soils USE soil weathering; For organisms USE environmental exposure.
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/51645
Broader Term
physical properties
Related Term
bioerosion
materials science
meteorological parameters
soil weathering
Spanish
meteorización
Term Number
51645