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What is the agent of erosion?
Last Updated: 15th May, 2020
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Likewise, people ask, what are the agents that cause erosion?
There are four main agents of erosion.Moving water, wind, gravity, and ice wear away or break up rocks,sediments, and soil from the land's surface. When these materialsare deposited or dropped in new places, it is called deposition.Erosion and deposition work together.
Subsequently, question is, what are the 4 main causes of erosion? The main causes of erosion are due to:
Keeping this in consideration, what is the most powerful agent of erosion?
Water- the most COMMON agent of erosion on Earth.The action of moving water (by gravity) wears away rock,soil and sand. Rivers, streams, ocean waves are examples. Ice- theMOST POWERFUL agent of erosion on Earth.
What are the agents of erosion and weathering?
Weathering describes the breaking down ordissolving of rocks and minerals on the surface of the Earth.Water, ice, acids, salts, plants, animals, and changes intemperature are all agents of weathering. Once a rockhas been broken down, a process called erosion transportsthe bits of rock and mineral away.