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geological process

Definition

Dynamic actions or events that occur at the Earth's surface due to application of natural forces resulting from gravity, temperature changes, freezing and thawing, chemical reactions, seismic shaking, and the agencies of wind and moving water, ice and snow. Where and when a force exceeds the strength of the earth material, the material is changed by deformation, translocation, or chemical reactions. (Source: DUNSTE)

Themes
  • natural dynamics
  • soil
Groups
  • LITHOSPHERE (soil, geological processes)
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Scope note

Scope note is not available.

Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/3648