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What Does Erosion Mean?

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Erosion means the natural process in which the earth wears down rocks with water and wind
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Erosion is an activity of remove the fine clay, mud and organic substance at a much quicker speed. Soil erosion is a slow method that occurs when the actions of water, wind, and other factors erode and grind down the land, causing the soil to weaken or fade away.

Following are the three types of erosions:
1. Mass Movement
2. Water Erosion:
3. Wind Erosion

• Mass Movement `
Mass movement engages the downward movement of rock and soil under the control or assistance of gravity. There are various shapes of mass movement like earth flow, rock avalanches and landslides.

• Water Erosion:
Water erosion is a two-part procedure relating the separation and movement of soil. The water erosion process consists of distinct phases from rain drop brunt to the creation of gully erosion. Each stage has its own developmental procedures and features. Water erosion is of different form including Splash Erosion, Sheet Erosion, Rill Erosion, Gully Erosion and Tunnel Erosion

• Wind Erosion
Wind erosion engages the carrying, detachment and re-deposition of soil elements by wind. Wind removes and shifts soil particles according to size. Wind erosion is common on even, uncovered location with dry. Sandy soils are very vulnerable to erosion.
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Erosion is the process that breaks things down. As far as we are concerned, erosion is the breaj=king down of land around you. The overall effect of breaking down and weathering the land is called denudation. Denudation is the process of erosion. In nature, large things are broken down into smaller things. Boulders become sand. Mountains are rained on and become hills. The pieces of the mountain become smaller pieces and go down the sides of hills. Weathering and erosion always happen in a downhill direction. Erosion is an easy idea to understand. If you see a rock, pull it out of a mountain. Then throw it down on the ground. You are now a part of the erosion of that mountain. You have taken a big object (a mountain) and started to make little objects out of it (a rock). When that rock hit the ground, it could have cracked and made some tiny pieces of rock (sand). Erosion is just that easy. When it rains, the same process happens. Rocks are washed down a mountain or down a stream. Soils are washed away. The ocean beats against a cliff and breaks it apart. They are all examples of denudation.
Erosion is an easy idea to understand. If you see a rock, pull it out of a mountain. Then throw it down on the ground. You are now a part of the erosion of that mountain. You have taken a big object (a mountain) and started to make little objects out of it (a rock). When that rock hit the ground, it could have cracked and made some tiny pieces of rock (sand). Erosion is just that easy. When it rains, the same process happens. Rocks are washed down a mountain or down a stream. Soils are washed away. The ocean beats against a cliff and breaks it apart. They are all examples of denudation. Things don't just disappear. The masses of dirt and rock are moved to another form and place. Scientists call it mass wasting. The wasting is the loss of matter in one place.

Mass wasting can happen two ways:
1) mechanical, similar to breaking a rock with a hammer; and
2) chemical, similar to pouring acid on a rock to dissolve it.
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Erision is a natural process. Water, wind, weather, and gravity work together to move earth from higher locations to lower locations. It can be accelerated by poor land practices, but it is still a natural process that, if it were to not occur, would be very damaging to man (go as Yuma which is down stream from the Grand Canyon).
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A river erodes its bed and sides. Erosion is the wearing away of rock by moving agent and are carried away by them. When vertical erosion occurs, the channel is deepening and thus the river is able to hold more water. When lateral erosion occurs, the sides are eroded and the channel is widened. There are four major ways of river erosion.
Abrasion/corrosion
Rocks that are carried in the river grind and erode the river side and bed. Some of the rock at the sides and bed of the channel are washed away. This type of erosion widens the channel through lateral erosion and deepens the channel by vertical erosion.
Hydraulic action
Water travelling at a high speed may enter the line of weakness of rock when it hit against these rocks at the side of the channel. The force may cause the rock to break and the broken pieces of rock are swept away
Attrition
When materials in the water collide with one another, they break and become smaller particles. These particles become smoother and rounded.
Solution/ Corrosion
The river water may also dissolve the minerals in the rock and carry them down the river. Limestone may be dissolved quickly in the river water, especially when there is high concentration, to form soluble calcium hydrogen carbonate
 
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The term erosion refers to the act of which a surface of the earth is worn away by the action of water, glacier, wind, waves, etc. In general terms it is the dislodgment of solid rocks, mud, soils, etc.

Erosion is eminent from weathering, which is the disintegration of rock and particles through course of action where there in no movement at all, even though both these processes may be concurrent. Erosion generally is a fundamental natural process but in quiet a few places it is greater than before because of human land use.

Unfortunate and poor land use practices comprise of deforestation, overgrazing, unorganized construction activity and road as well as trail construction. Though enhanced land use application can limit erosion to a large scale.
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Erosion is one of the biggest environmental problems. It occurs when soil particles are washed or blown from one site to another. This means it results in the loss of valuable soil.
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Tauseef Sheikh answered
The process of wear and tear of the surface of the earth is called erosion, which can be caused by elements like wind, and glaciers.
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Paht Keo answered
Erosion is a process by which an object is slowly disappearing or decreasing. One factor that causes erosion is mudslide. Hope this helps.
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It means the gradual wearing away of something.  Erosion of the soil means the outer layers are being worn away/disappearing.  We sometimes here that culture or morality erodes-- and those who use the expression mean the same--that it is wearing away/being worn away.
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I see it often where I live when they are doing construction, especially after a big rain... The rain sweeps away the loose dirt leaving the earth lumpy and uneven en.wikipedia.org
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Fluvial - caused by gullying, bank erosion ...
Aeolian - Winds, sand dune drift ...
Glacial - moving ice masses
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I believe mass movement (as in mountains), water (as in streams), and wind (like smoothed over mountain sides and such).
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EROSION-The wearing away of the earths surface
THREE TYPES OF EROSION-
"water" (erosion)
"wind" (erosion)
"rock" (erosion)
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Erosion what is erosion you may ask its when wind and ice and water erode on things like natural things in nature so thats a short defination of erosion
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There is a lot of types of erosion like whem wind,water and ice hite the (rock ,building,and object ) the is object will go soomth or very rough so you don't no that much about the world and erosion so it is left a mystery

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