Category:Headward erosion

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Erosión remontante (es); 向源侵蝕 (zh-hk); Érosion régressive (fr); 向源侵蚀 (zh-hans); Erozja wsteczna (pl); סחיפה לאחור (he); Reqressiv eroziya (az); 向源侵蝕 (zh-hant); zpětná eroze (cs); erosione regressiva (it); Erosão remontante (pt); Headward erosion (en); Erosión regresiva (an); 向源侵蝕 (zh); Terugschrijdende erosie (nl) Erosion regresiva, Erosión regresiva, Erosion remontante (es); 溯源侵蚀 (zh); Erosione rimontante (it)

Headward erosion is the lengthening and cutting upstream of a valley or a gully at its head. The stream erodes away the rock and soil at its headwaters in the opposite direction that it flows. It is accomplished by rainwash, gullying, spring sapping, and the slumping of material into the head of the growing valley. Once a spring sapping has begun to cut back, the erosion is speed up by the steep gradient the water is flowing down. (also retrogressive erosion, headwater erosion, head erosion, upward erosion)


This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.