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Synonyms for erosion

Synonyms for erosion

(geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)

condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind

a gradual decline of something

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The effect of plant canopy cover on reducing runoff and erosion in rangeland is attributed primarily to increased litter cover, soil macro-porosity and soil structure, rather than the direct interception of rainfall.
The formula has become the basis for estimating soil erosion wherever land is disturbed by farming or other human activities.
The avarage slope of the basin is 30 per cent, and different types of erosion including superficial, ploughed, aqueducting, and moated are observed there.
While we are grateful no one was hurt, this incident demonstrates the very real threat posed by coastal erosion.
In relation to the intake of acidic drinks, several factors may affect the severity of dental erosion such as the frequency and amount of acidic drinks intake, the length of time the drink is retained in the mouth, use of a straw, method of drinking and salivary buffering capacity [Kunzel et al.
65 for every $1 invested in Texas coastal erosion projects.
In Viet Nam, adopting appropriate soil conservation practices following erosion measurement using nuclear techniques has led to a 45 per cent reduction in soil erosion in the areas where it was applied, said Anh Tuan Hoang, Director General of Viet Nam s Atomic Energy Agency (VAEA).
Soil erosion is a serious global environmental issue, and is set to remain so in the future with a changing climate (Lai 2003).
The prevalence of Acid Erosion is a widespread and growing global issue, impacting young and older adults alike.
Washington, July 28 ( ANI ): When it comes to enamel erosion of your teeth, diet soda is no better than regular ones, a new study has found.
Curlex[R] erosion control blankets are described by American Excelsior as having passed the test of time by providing solutions since the 1960s.
Issues of soil erosion are addressed frequently and widely, but almost always either on large spatial scale from a hydrological and geomorphological perspective, or on a smaller scale from a hydraulic perspective.
LOUIS -- Complaints of vaginal discharge, bleeding, and/or general vaginal discomfort in a patient who has undergone sling placement may signal vaginal mesh erosion.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the leading oral care expert, had revealed in 2007, that the 21st century's biggest threat to teeth was acid erosion.
Scientists have developed a model to evaluate how tillage practices can affect formation and evolution of ephemeral gullies and subsequent soil erosion rates.