Ch. 15 and 16 - Chapter 15Mass Wasting The Work of Gravity...

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Chapter 15—Mass Wasting: The Work of Gravity Key Terms from Videos: Sinkhole—formed by dissolution Mud flow Mass Wasting process that transport large quantities of earth materials (soil and sometimes rock) down slop under the influence of gravity Must be downhill 1. Nature of the slope Material Solid Rock deformation mechan. Weathering chem weathering sed rocks with bedding planes foliated metam. rock Unconsolidated material angle of repose more fine grain minerals make less steep slopes when stacked Vegetation plants add slope stability (root wedging 2. Water Content h2o fills pors speaces between sediments saturated a lot of water between pore space unsaturated not as much water between pore space (good for making sand castles) 3. Steepness of the Slope processes that can create steeper slopes faulting, folding, tilting river cutting, erosion, wave action quarrying, road cuts (man made) Classification of Mass Wasting nature of material (consolidated/unconsolidated) consolidated material (rock)
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2012 for the course GEO 101 taught by Professor Wilkie during the Fall '08 term at Washington State University .

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Ch. 15 and 16 - Chapter 15Mass Wasting The Work of Gravity...

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