Related Overviews


More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Earth Sciences and Geography
  • Ecology and Conservation


Quick Reference

A general term for the transfer of material across the surface and down a hillslope as a result of rainfall. Normally it consists of two components: rain-splash, which is the detachment and subsequent downslope transfer of small soil particles by raindrop impact; and soil-wash, which is the downslope movement of material by surface water flow. Rain-wash and creep are the two main hillslope processes.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Ecology and Conservation.

Reference entries