Weathering is a process in which weather elements effect a change on geological elements. The weather process could involve wind, rain, sun, floods, and etc. There are several weathering elements that could damage or destroy soil. For example: the sun beating down on plants day after day with no rain could eventually kill the plant. Without the plant root system holding soil, the wind could then blow the loosened soil away. This would damage soil in that specific region as it is removing large quantities of it. A hard and heavy rain could wash soil away.