Erosion

A process that breaks up rocks and soil and carries it away.

A process that breaks up rocks and soil and carries it away is known as erosion. Erosion is caused by flowing water, waves, glaciers, and the wind, and it is consistently changing the shape of many landscapes. It happens faster on bare rock, which is unprotected by soil. Erosion often starts with weathering, where rocks are weakened and broken up by the weather, such as sunshine, frost, and rain. Gravity's pull makes erosion even stronger and faster.

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