soil creep


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soil creep

[′sȯil ‚krēp]
(geology)
The slow, steady downhill movement of soil and loose rock on a slope. Also known as surficial creep.

soil creep

The very slow movement of soil down a slope, under the influence of gravity.
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In upland settings where soil production studies have been performed, soil removal from the hillslope is thought to be largely via biogenic soil creep (e.g.
Good agreement was observed with diffusive redistribution, which included splash erosion, soil creep, and tillage.
Soil creep or landslide movement parallel to the pipe alignment on opposite sides of the ridge can result in very high tensile stress at the crest of a ridge.