Transported soil is weathered soil deposits that are transported from one place to another by natural agents like wind, water, and glaciers. Based on the means of transportation, there are wind-transported soils, water-deposited soil and glacier-deposited soils.
How Are Soils Transported?
There are many ways in which soils can be transported. The most common way is by water. Water can either transport soils by rain or by rivers. Soils can also be transported by wind.
And finally, soils can be transported by animals. When water transports soils, it is called erosion. Erosion can happen in two ways: by rainfall or by rivers. When rainfall hits the ground, it can loosen and carry away soils.
This is called sheet erosion. Rivers can also carry away soils. When the river flows over the ground, it can pick up and carry away soils. This is called bank erosion.
Wind can also transport soils. When the wind blows, it can pick up and carry away soils. This is called wind erosion.
Animals can also transport soils. When animals walk, they can loosen and carry away soils. This is called animal erosion.