Topographical features created by chemical weathering

Limestone pavement

Acidic rain water makes limestones dissolve when the calcite is taken in solution as a result of chemical weathering. This results in the formation of a number of solution features that are characteristic of karst landscapes, such as the Yorkshire Dales.

Solution features only form in areas of high rainfall and particularly where river systems can develop, and in Yorkshire they vary in size from very small to very large.

Features characteristic of chemical weathering