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What is erosion?
Erosion is the wearing away of the land by water, ice or wind. Material can be warn away through the action of ice in the form of glacial erosion, by water in rivers in the form of fluvial erosion or at the coast in terms of coastal erosion and by the wind. These processes produce some of the most amazing scenery in the world.

Find out more about this topic below:
What does scenery formed by erosion look like?
What is weathering?
What are the different types of weathering?



What does scenery formed by erosion look like?

The process of erosion is responsible for creating some very dramatic landscapes around the world. Below are a range of landscapes formed from different types of erosion.

Scenery created by glacial erosion:

Scenery created by coastal erosion:

Scenery created by fluvial erosion:

Scenery created by wind erosion:

 


     
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