Earth structure


Earth structure

Earth structure can refer to:
* Earth sheltering - the architectural practice of using earth for external thermal mass against building walls.
* Earthworks (engineering) - engineering works created through the moving of massive quantities of soil or unformed stone. Types of engineering earthworks can include:
** Levees - natural or artificial embankments or dikes
** Embankments - natural or artificial slopes
** Dikes - artificial earthen walls, constructed for defence or as a boundary
** Dams - barriers across flowing water that obstruct, direct or retard the flow, often creating a reservoir, lake or impoundment
** Embankment dam - a dam made of mounded earth and rock
* Structure of the Earth


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