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What happens to the sediments that are eroded away by water or wind?

When the velocity of wind or water slows, eroded sediment is deposited in a new location. The sediment builds up in a process called sedimentation and creates fertile land.

When sediments are moved by ICE wind water or gravity it is called?

The movement of sediments by wind, water, ice, or gravity is called erosion. Sediments are dropped in a new location. The process of dropping sediments in a new location is called deposition.

What is the process of sedimentation by wind or water called?

Sediments form by weathering of rock. They then erode from the site of weathering and are transported by wind, water, ice, and mass wasting, all operating under the influence of gravity. Eventually sediment settles out and accumulates after transport; this process is known as deposition.

What is an erosion of sediment by wind?

Wind-blown sand may carve rocks into interesting shapes (Figure below). This form of erosion is called abrasion. It occurs any time rough sediments are blown or dragged over surfaces.

What are the good effects of soil erosion?

In his studies, Wheeting found natural amounts of soil erosion helped feed water sources with essential nutrients, helping the local aquatic ecosystem. The erosion also helped cleanse the soil of any useless materials, such as rotting tree matter or nutrient-less dirt from the area.

What is the disadvantage of soil erosion?

Soil erosion is the loss of soil from the land surface due to gravity, wind, water or ice. The loss of soil from the land surface can be detrimental to both terrestrial and aquatic environments by depleting nutrients, increasing runoff and affecting aquatic life.

What are some effects of erosion?

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. It becomes harder to grow crops on eroded soils and local flora and fauna typically suffer.

What will you do to protect your community from soil erosion?

Simply planting trees is a good conservation method as it secures topsoil and erosion is prevented. Sow grass and plant shrubs and other greenery in bare spots in your yard or garden. The foliage will absorb excess water and protect the topsoil from the impact of rain, heavy wind and foot traffic.