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What are the causes erosion?
Last Updated: 25th May, 2020
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Also asked, what are the 4 main causes of erosion?
Rainfall and surface runoff Rainfall, and the surface runoff which may result from rainfall, produces four main types of soil erosion: splash erosion, sheet erosion, rill erosion, and gully erosion.
Also Know, what is the cause and effect of erosion? Explanation: Erosion can occur naturally by wind, water, and gravity. Other effects of erosion include increased flooding, increased sedimentation in rivers and streams, loss of soil nutrients' and soil degradation, and, in extreme cases, desertification.
Besides, what are the five main causes of erosion?
The agents of soil erosion are the same as the agents of all types of erosion: water, wind, ice, or gravity. Running water is the leading cause of soil erosion, because water is abundant and has a lot of power. Wind is also a leading cause of soil erosion because wind can pick up soil and blow it far away.
Do Humans cause erosion?
Human activity causes 10 times more soil erosion than all natural processes combined, according to a new study. And it's been that way for a long time. People have been the main cause of erosion on continental surfaces since early in the first millennium, says Bruce Wilkinson, University of Michigan geologist.