Science / Geology / Erosion: A general term applied to the wearing away and movement of earth materials by gravity, wind, water and ice.
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Erosion Verb Synonyms: wear (and tear), wearing (down or away), wasting away, washing or grinding or rubbing away, corroding, corrosion, abrading, abrasion, eating or gnawing away, chafing, fraying, weathering, attrition

Wind Erosion

Business / Agriculture / Wind Erosion: The detachment and transportation of soil by wind. Wind erosion is a cropland management concern in the Plains states. MORE

Wind Erosion Equation

Business / Agriculture / Wind Erosion Equation: An equation used to design wind erosion control systems, which considers soil erodibility, soil roughness, climate, the unsheltered distance across a field, and the vegetative cover on the ground. MORE

Erosion (Erodibility) Index (EI)

Business / Agriculture / Erosion (Erodibility) Index (EI): The erosion (sometimes called erodibility) index is created by dividing potential erosion (from all sources except gully erosion) by the T value, which is the rate of soil erosion above which long ter MORE

Sheet Erosion

Business / Agriculture / Sheet Erosion: The removal of a thin, relatively uniform layer of soil from the land surface caused by runoff. MORE

Rill Erosion

Business / Agriculture / Rill Erosion: An erosion process in which numerous small channels, typically a few inches deep, are formed. It occurs mainly on recently cultivated soils or on recent cuts and fills. MORE

Gully Erosion

Business / Agriculture / Gully Erosion: Also called ephemeral gully erosion, this process occurs when water flows in narrow channels during or immediately after heavy rains or melting snow. A gully is sufficiently deep that it would not be MORE