slope wash

slope wash
   A collective term for non-fluvial, incipient alluvial processes (e.g., overland flow, minor rills) that detach, transport, and deposit sediments down hill and mountain slopes. Related sediments (slope alluvium) exhibit nominal sorting or rounding of particles, peds, etc., and lateral sorting downslope on long slopes; stratification is crude and intermittent and readily destroyed by pedoturbation and frost action.
   Also called slope wash processes.
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