Erosion occurs as a result of wind and water moving across earth and picking up part or all of dirt or rocks. By definition, erosion only requires earth to be moved, but in most cases, rocks or land are also worn down or... More »

Wind erosion occurs in dry, bare areas when wind blows and moves dirt around. It damages crops by removing soil from the crops that need it and putting it somewhere else. More »

Water erosion occurs on stream and river banks, seashores and seaside cliffs. Muddy water is a sign of erosion. The brown hue results from the suspension of rock and soil particles in the water. More »

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 »

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 »

Wind erosion occurs in dry, bare areas when wind blows and moves dirt around. It damages crops by removing soil from the crops that need it and putting it somewhere else. More »

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 »