How does gravity work with water ice and wind to cause erosion?

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Feb 21, 2018

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Gravity works with water, ice, and wind to cause erosion in many ways.

#color(blue)(Water:# Gravity works with water to cause erosion from waves. The gravity pulls the water with the combinated force of the wind to hit rocks or cliffs, and with every hit, a layer of rock or dirt comes off. Big or small, this layer still comes off, eating away at the rock until it is degraded to nothing.

#color(gray)(Ice:# Gravity works with ice because as the gravity pulls the ice, the bottom grinds on the ground below it.

Wind: Gravity works with wind because wind blown hail, snow, or sleet can hit rocks with a great force, eroding them.