lateral erosion

lateral erosion

[′lad·ə·rəl i′rō·zhən]
(geology)
The action of a stream in undermining a bank on one side of its channel so that material falls into the stream and disintegrates; simultaneously, the stream shifts toward the bank that is being undercut.
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A direct effect of lateral erosion of the river is the decrease of water depths, especially at low-water periods, thus negatively affecting inland waterway transport.
It predicts the future geomorphology which will be formed by lateral erosion of the drainages.
In an area of much more advanced erosion, called old stage, vertical erosion is not important and lateral erosion becomes expressive.
It predicts future morphology according to development of lateral erosion of the drainages.
On slopes with crystalline shists, gneiss, paragneiss in composition appears geomorphological processes of lateral erosion in Valsan catchment, rill wash on slopes with medium values, creeping on steep slopes; tumble down on rocky slopes and landslides on slopes with medium values with consistent layers of depositions.
This can cause extreme pain and lateral erosion in the joint.
The shallow diluvium landslides occur in steep slopes, nearly always in direct connection with lateral erosion of the streams, being thus closely related to the bank scouring.
Among the most typical landforms on erosional slopes are the rock outcrops, exposed by the lateral erosion, and various types of the block debris and blockfields, eventually transported downslope.
Channel position or the interaction of soils with cover type or channel position did not influence lateral erosion, but the interaction of channel position with cover type was significant.

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