erosion pavement

erosion pavement

[ə′rō·zhən ‚pāv·mənt]
(geology)
A layer of pebbles and small rocks that prevents the soil underneath from eroding.
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Erosion pavement formation and slope process interactions in commercial forest plantations in northern Portugal.
Furthermore, contrasts in grain size selectivity between splashing, saltation, and splash creep may contribute to the development of some features typical of a rainsplash-affected environment, such as (i) gravel-enriched topsoils, (ii) patterned ground in the form of (stone capped) earth needles, cones, and pedestals, and (iii) erosion pavements (Terry 1996).