Backward Erosion

Backward Erosion

 

(also retrogressive erosion), the erosion of rock caused by flowing water, which results in a deepening, cutting back, and lengthening of a stream’s channel from its mouth in the direction of its source.

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Fluvial erosion, through backward erosion combined with a periglaciar intense activity, determined these types of crests (in Papusa-Batrana-Rosu-Mount Vacarea crest-Crucea Ateneului-Iezerul Mare-Iezerul Mic).
On the east side of Rausor Lake, the versants are modified by actual landform processes: gully erosion, sheet erosion, backward erosion, in Valea Larga, Izvorul Lespezi and Vacarea sectors with alluvial fans.

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