accelerated erosion

accelerated erosion

[ak′sel·ər‚ā·dəd i′rō·zhən]
(geology)
Soil erosion that occurs more rapidly than soil horizons can form from the parent regolith.
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Susan added: "We do a lot of work with farmers and landowners who border the river and we're also heavily involved in trying to work around the problems of what we call accelerated erosion - that's where the amount of erosion and sediment going into the river is a pollutant.
Storms can contribute to accelerated erosion, but the Severancedecision said that only in the case of storms can private property remain private after the public beach has been destroyed.
Barfod said already there is accelerated erosion taking place because of the rise in sea levels "and it is estimated that if this erosion continues a third of the island could be lost"";
For example, various USLE erosion modelling studies conducted for Hawaiian Islands have reported accelerated erosion rates and high sediment yield for agricultural cultivations (e.
With regard to the accelerated erosion around the coastal zones in Mauritius, Minister Devanand Virahsawmy, pointed out that these sites need special attention, with sound adaptation policies and measures that will render them resilient and sustainable.
An inspection found that accelerated erosion had occurred at several spots on the access road and the well pad because the operator failed to construct adequate controls to prevent the run-off of sediment.
Construction of hydropower project also involves alteration to land use, physiography apart from construction activities in a smaller area of catchment, thereby causes accelerated erosion in the project area.
We are seeing accelerated erosion because of the loss of sea ice," City administrator Janet Mitchell said.
occupation of Iraq appears to have accelerated erosion of support for U.
Pb-free solder pastes have been printed with stainless stencils and squeegees for years with no signs of accelerated erosion.
This may make vegetation susceptible to chronic decreases in photosynthesis and growth, eventually leading to accelerated erosion in areas such as roadsides from lack of adequate stabilizing vegetation.
The controlled burning program was established to stimulate plant diversity; however, one question needed to be addressed was the possible unintended consequence of accelerated erosion.

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