What is rill?

  • (noun): A small channel (as one formed by soil erosion).
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In geomorphology, a rill is a natural fluvial topographic feature. Rills form as the initial signs of erosion as shallow waterways on an exposed slope.

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Physical Processes - Water Erosion - Rainfall
... occur as a direct result of rainfall—sheet erosion, rill erosion, and gully erosion ... the soil erosion process, which is followed by rill erosion, and finally gully erosion (the most severe of the three) ... Rill erosion refers to the development of small, ephemeral concentrated flow paths, which function as both sediment source and sediment delivery systems for erosion on hillslopes ...
Sleigh Bells (band) - History - 2010–11: Treats
... The track "Rill Rill" from the album Treats was featured on the fourth episode of the fourth season of Gossip Girl, titled "Touch of Eva" ... Music videos were shot for the songs "Infinity Guitars" and "Rill Rill" ...
Starfire (board Wargame) - Races
... that it may somehow be tied to either the Kess or J'rill ... J'rill Directorate - The J'rill were a race of cybernetic brainships ... The subjects eventually revolted, but the J'rill had control of nearly every computer at this point, and the subjects were punished for their revolt by being ...

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