mass erosion

mass erosion

[′mas i′rō·zhən]
(geology)
A process in which the direct application of gravitational body stresses causes earth and rocks to fall and be carried downslope. Also known as gravity erosion.
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We have seen this mass erosion of skilled work positions in the health sector, in education, prisons, even the police.
Net tillage erosion per unit width of slope was converted to mass erosion rate (t/ha) using the bulk density of the tillage zone.