What are the similarities and differences between water erosion and wind erosion?

1 Answer
Aug 16, 2016


They both transfer soil to other places (deposition areas)


Wind is a type of dry deposition method. If original soil is erodable and wind exists, soil particles move via wind (sometimes it is called dust transport) and finally are deposited at final destination regions/areas.

However, water erosion occurs when rainfall or hail occurs. Along with water some soil particles (mostly finer ones) are carried away. Finally close to river mouths (delta regions) or wherever deposition is occurring (within a river canal) these soil particles are deposited.