Erosion processes

Soil may be detached and moved by water, wind or tillage. These three however differ greatly in terms of:

  • where and when they occur
  • what happens to the area that is being eroded (on-site impacts)
  • how far the eroded soil is moved, and
  • if the soil is moved away from the place where it was eroded, what happens as a result (off-site impacts).