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erosion

Definition

The general process or the group of processes whereby the materials of Earth's crust are loosened , dissolved, or worn away and simultaneously moved from one place to another, by natural agencies, which include weathering, solution, corrosion, and transportation, but usually exclude mass wasting. (Source: BJGEO)

Themes
  • agriculture
  • natural dynamics
  • soil
Groups
  • LAND (landscape, geography)
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Scope note

Scope note is not available.

Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/2963