Encyclopedia of Soil Science

2008 Edition
| Editors: Ward Chesworth


Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3995-9_58

In geology a remnant surface that predates the erosional episode which removed the rest of the surface. In engineering an artificial ridge or elongated mound of earth materials, including soil, constructed to enclose, completely or partially, a given area for erosion control, privacy or some other purpose.

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