erosion pavement

   A surficial lag concentration or layer of gravel and other rock fragments that remains on the soil surface after sheet or rill erosion or wind has removed the finer soil particles and that tends to protect the underlying soil from further erosion.
   Compare: desert pavement, stone line.
   SW, GSST, & GG

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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