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Erosion is the dislodging of sediments that initiates their movement. Particles may then be moved away by sediment transport agents such as wind, water, glaciers, etc. Mass movement refers to earth materials moving downslope under the influence of gravity, as in rockslides, mudflows, slumps, etc.

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