Detritus (geology)

Detritus (Latin detritus " rubbed " ) is loose rock material or other debris that results from the erosion of rock or remains of organisms and continues through geological transport mechanisms from a delivery area.

Debris produced during the removal of material of the surface, inter alia in the weathering and other forces, and denudation of the exogenous dynamics that contribute to change in the external surface. The amount of newly formed detritus in an area is a function of climate, density of vegetation cover, relief and weatherability of the subsurface.

  • Erosion
  • Weathering