Term: Erosion Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The process by which the surface of the snow cover is worn away, primarily by the action of wind (see also 2.9, surface features, and zastrugi). Wind erosion is a very important factor in the redistribution of surface snow.  IACSSnow 

The process of removal and transport of soil and rock by weathering, mass wasting, and the action of streams, glaciers, waves, winds and underground water.  EU-ADAPT 

Wearing away and transport of soil and rock by running water, glaciers, wind or waves.  WMOHydrology 

The removal of weathered sediment or rocks by the forces of wind, water, and ice.  PhysicalGeography