Erosion

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The general process or the group of processes whereby the materials of Earth's crust are loosened , dissolved, or worn away and simultaneously moved from one place to another, by natural processes, which include weathering, solution, corrosion, and transportation, but usually exclude mass wasting. For the case of NWRM, erosion refers mainly to soil erosion due to surface run-off. The eroded material is generally called sediment. (Source: adapted from Wikipedia and GEMET)

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