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ABRASION

A physical erosion process, the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to constant scratching. Where solid particles are moved across a solid surface with the help of wind or water.


The beehives in the Valley of Fire were formed by abrasion.

Also see: EROSION CORRASION

An Abrasive Situation

Abrasion and flash floods, Death Valley National Park - Golden Canyon geology tour. ... GLOSSARY, > abrasion, alluvial fan, canyon, flash flood, sediments, , ...

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