Asked in Plate Tectonics
How would the rock cycle be affected in an area where tectonic plate motion is increasing the height and steepness of a mountain range?
Erosion along the mountain slopes would increase.
Asked in Earth Sciences, Erosion and Weathering
How does steepness of the land affect erosion?
Steepness of land means that water can run down at greater speeds taking with it lose top soil. Once this top soil is gone this means the under soil which is easy to erode is eroded easily by rainfall and so gullies form due to the erosion of the soil. Hope this vaguely answered your questions. :) ...
Asked in Travel & Places, Agriculture, Gardening
How did erosion affect the people's lives?
In Central America and some in South America, erosion plays an important role in human lives. A lot of towns or small villages are built on mountain slopes. During the rainy season, those slopes erode due to the action of the water causing the bare soils to cave. Deforestation lives naked soils that are prone to wind and water erosion. ...
Asked in Mapping and Cartography
How you can use information on a topographic map to compare the steepness of slopes on the map?
By using the contour lines. The closer the contour lines are to each other the steeper the slope. ...
Asked in Landforms, Erosion and Weathering, Landscaping
How does the slope of land affect the amount of soil being carried away in erosion?
Soil can be washed off steep slopes by rain water, unless covered in binding grasses and other vegetation. ...