Soil erosion is caused when elements such as wind and rain remove surface soil. The eroded soil is then carried away and deposited by the wind or rain. More »

The Schools of the Pacific Rainfall and Climate Experiment notes that coastal erosion occurs due to wave and current activity, storms, earthquakes, wind, tides and the shifting of tectonic plates. Coastal erosion is a mo... More »

The most common natural causes of landslides include volcanic eruptions, seismic vibrations from earthquakes, erosion beneath banks or cliffs and increases in pore water pressure. Human causes include deforestation, alte... More »

The Schools of the Pacific Rainfall and Climate Experiment notes that coastal erosion occurs due to wave and current activity, storms, earthquakes, wind, tides and the shifting of tectonic plates. Coastal erosion is a mo... More »

Coastal erosion is caused by a number of factors, including natural processes such as the wind, rain and waves, as well as human activities, such as the damming of rivers. Additionally, when barrier islands are destroyed... More »

Sheet erosion refers to the loss of the top layers of nutrient-rich topsoil due to falling rain loosening soil particles and carrying them across the land. Sheet erosion is named so due to the relatively even removal of ... 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 »