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.
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Net tillage erosion per unit width of slope was converted to mass erosion rate (t/ha) using the bulk density of the tillage zone.