Backward Erosion

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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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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