cycle of erosion


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cycle of erosion

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(Physical Geography) the hypothetical sequence of modifications to the earth's surface by erosion, from the original uplift of the land to the ultimate low plain, usually divided into the youthful, mature, and old stages
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The science is that seawalls block the natural cycle of erosion and beach building -- and shrink coasts.