Slopes - Slopes Mass wasting dominates the geomorphology of...

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Slopes Mass wasting dominates the geomorphology of steep slopes in most environments (i.e. subhumid to humid) In dry environments (badlands ) slopes are subject to episodic fluvial erosion Slope forms characteristic slopes the angle of the dominant slope segment that is achieved when the slope profile is in equilibrium with the predominant slope convex slope segments o form on the upper parts of slopes in response to soil creep and rainsplash erosion, when slopes are below the threshold for rapid mass wasting concave slope segments o depositional (e.g. talus) or transporational (e.g. pediments) slope segments that form near the base of slopes and in the absence of removal of waste (e.g. river downcutting) o with increasing runoff downslope, velocity and sediment transport can be maintained over increasingly lower slopes straight slope segments o mid-slope segments dominated by transfer of debris or removal at a uniform rate (e.g. shallow slides) o also the lower parts of slopes where debris is removed from the base
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