Slope erosion, Swiss Alps

Slope erosion, Swiss Alps

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Credit: MICHAEL SZOENYI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Slope erosion. Meltwater flowing down an eroded mountain slope recently colonised by vegetation. The stream joins a braided stream beneath the slope. This is part of the Umbrail pass, the highest alpine pass open to traffic. It is situated in the Swiss/Italian border.

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Keywords: alpine, braided stream, erosion, europe, european, geographical, geography, geology, geomorphology, instability, italian, italy, meandering, mountain, nature, rock, rocks, run-off, scree, sediments, slope, slopes, stream, streams, surface, swiss, switzerland, the alps, umbrail pass, vegetated, vegetation

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