What Is Erosion?


Erosion is the process whereby the Earth's surface gets worn down. It can be caused by natural elements such as gravity, wind, glacial ice, or water. It is the reason that rivers are muddy after it rains, valleys form, and the rounding of rocks at the bottom of a river.
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Erosion is the natural process of weathering and transport of solid materials by wind, water or gravity.
Erosion is a process of the movement of loosened or weathered materials from one place to another. It occurs due to agents of erosion i.e. wind, moving water, moving ice and gravity. The term could also mean the gradual destruction/diminution of something.
Erosion is the process by which the surface of the earth gets worn down and can be caused by natural elements such as wind and glacial ice.
Erosion is the term used to describe the gradual process of destruction of tissue or enamel by physical or chemical action. The term can also be used to describe the wearing away of the earth's surface by action of water or wind.
Erosion is defined as the process of weathering and transport of solids like sediment,  soil,  rock and other particles in the natural environment or their source and deposits them elsewhere. The erosion agents are like wind, water, or ice; by down-slope creep of soil and other material under the force of gravity; or by living organisms, such as burrowing animals, in the case of bio -erosion.
The term erosion can be used in a couple different ways. However, the main definition of this is the wearing down or grinding down of an object or area. This typically happens over a period of time.
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Types Erosion can be either mechanical or chemical. Mechanical erosion occurs when forces of nature--like rushing water--grind down existing rock over time. Chemical erosion occurs
Erosion is the process of the movement of loosened or weathered materials from one place to another, and occurs due to the agents of erosion (wind, moving water, moving ice, and gravity
Erosion simply means wearing away. However, it is most often used used in a geological sense, when it means the movement of rock and mineral grains from one place to another, and
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