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MassWasting - definition of landslide - all forms of...

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Subject: Environmental Geology Session: Chapter 9 - Mass Wasting = Slope Processes, Landslides, Subsidence at 10:32 AM La Conchita Landslide small community 80 km NW of LA • landslide January 10, 2005 • debris flowed up to 45 km/h • problem - La Conchita should not be built on landslide deposits and under foot of slope • potential solution - relocate people and better land-use regulation Intro landslides and other ground failures cause substantial damage/loss of life • in US, average 25-50 deaths/year, damage >$3.5 billion
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Unformatted text preview: definition of landslide - all forms of mass-wasting movements maybe natural, affected by human activites Slope Processes slopes - steep topography = most common of landforms consists of cliff face (free face) and talus slope upper convex slope, straight slope, and a lower concave slope steep slopes are dynamic, evolving features, dependent on. .. topography rock types climate vegetation water geologic time materials constantly moving down slope at varied rates...
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course GEOL 1011 taught by Professor Brown during the Fall '11 term at GWU.

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