I can't tell the two apart and don't know how to describe them ?
What is the different between abrasion and attrition? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 12-10-2017 06:49
- 12-10-2017 07:29
Hi, firstly abrasion and attrition occurs in Rivers and Coasts so I may have to give 2 answers
For coasts- abriasion is when rocks rub against the cliff, attrition is when rocks hit each other at the shore or hit cliffs due to waves
For rivers- abrasion= rocks rubbing against river bed, attrititon= rocks hitting each other
Very basic level, but hope it helps
so abrasion= rubbing together like you rub wood against sandpaper (it eventually wears it away if you do that long enough)
attrition= hitting together like you throw a toy against a wall/against another and then the toy eventually breaksLast edited by SuperHuman98; 12-10-2017 at 07:34.
- TSR Support Team
- 12-10-2017 08:58
- 14-10-2017 17:56
aBrasion -- the rocks ruB against each other
aTTRItion -- the rocks hit against each other