The erosion of a slope at a constant angle as it retreats; parallel slope retreat. See Röhmer (2007) Geomorph. 86, 3–4 on backwearing in inselberg formation; Fjellanger and Sørbel (2007) Norw. J. Geol. 87 on backwearing and palaeic landforms, and MacGregor et al. (2001) American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Abstract #HD42D0382M, on headwall backwearing in cirques.
Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.