slope erosion

slope erosion
склоновая эрозия

Англо-русский словарь по экологии. 2011.

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  • Erosion — is the carrying away or displacement of solids (sediment, soil, rock and other particles) usually by the agents of currents such as, wind, water, or ice by downward or down slope movement in response to gravity or by living organisms (in the case …   Wikipedia

  • Erosion control — is the practice of preventing or controlling wind or water erosion in agriculture, land development and construction. This usually involves the creation of some sort of physical barrier, such as vegetation or rock, to absorb some of the energy of …   Wikipedia

  • Erosion prediction — Soil erosion prediction models play an important role both in meeting practical needs of soil conservation goals and in advancing the scientific understanding of soil erosion processes. They are used to help land managers choose practices to… …   Wikipedia

  • Slope-former — The term slope former is a geologic term indicating that a unit of bedrock is less resistant to erosion than overlying or underlying units and consequently outcrops have low slope angles. It may be contrasted with cliff former. Typical slope… …   Wikipedia

  • slope wash — noun 1. : sheet erosion 2. : earth material transported by sheet erosion …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vegetation and slope stability — are interrelated by the ability of the plant life growing on slopes to both promote and hinder the stability of the slope. The relationship is a complex combination of the type of soil, the rainfall regime, the plant species present, the slope… …   Wikipedia

  • Coastal erosion — Many stretches of the East Anglia, England coastline are prone to heavy levels of erosion, such as this, the collapsed section of cliffs at Hunstanton, Norfolk. Coastal erosion is the wearing away of land and the removal of beach or dune… …   Wikipedia

  • Dip slope — Schematic cross section of a cuesta, dip slopes facing left and harder rock layers in darker colors than softer ones A dip slope is a geological formation often created by erosion of tilted strata.[1] Dip slopes are found on homoclinal ridges …   Wikipedia

  • Headward erosion — is a fluvial process of erosion that lengthens a stream, a valley or a gully at its head and also enlarges its drainage basin. The stream erodes away at the rock and soil at its headwaters in the opposite direction that it flows. Once a stream… …   Wikipedia

  • Gravitational erosion — is caused by gravity in contrast to the physical movement of wind and water required for other types of soil erosion. Gravitational erosion involves both large scale mass wasting and smaller scale erosion. Forms of gravitational erosion include… …   Wikipedia

  • backwearing —    Slope erosion that causes the parallel retreat of an escarpment or the slope of a hill or mountain or the sideways recession of a slope without changing its general slope; a process contributing to the development of a pediment.    GG …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

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