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Erosion is a process that causes the soil surface to wear out; geological erosion is caused naturally by water, wind or gravity, and accelerated erosion is caused by human use of land. Geologists estimate that 70 percent... More »

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Gravity causes erosion by pulling dirt, rocks and soil downward. For example, as water mixes with dirt to form soft mud, the mud cannot support itself against the force of gravity. More »

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Waves cause erosion by moving sand and debris during storms and other events, as they break higher than normal on the beach, pulling sand back into the water with them. Human interventions and major weather events such a... More »

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Erosion is a natural process in which rocks or soil are moved from one location to another by wind or water. Material may move through erosion for distances ranging from a few feet to thousands of miles. Erosion often is... More »

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The five agents of erosion are wind, water, ice, waves and gravity. Erosion is the process in which particles of the earth are moved by naturally occurring external forces. More »

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Soil erosion is a natural or artificial process where the top layers of soil are blown or washed away from wind or water. Most soil erosion is caused by natural sources like wind and rain. More »

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The three major types of erosion are the transporting of soil or rocks by moving water, wind or ice. Water is the primary force behind erosion. The waves of the ocean, movement of a river and falling of rain are all ways... More »

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