Tag: earth processes

Frost Heave, Fairies, Nature, Rocks

Frost Heave and the Surface Emergence of Rocks

Every spring, when farmers plow their fields, they find large boulders that weren’t there the previous year. Does the boulder fairy deliver these to the farmer? Nope! The truth is, the rocks have always been there, hiding deep in the soil out of reach of the plow blade. Thanks to the process of frost heaving, …

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