6_GRG301C_FA13_MassWasting

Top the sierra de las minas mountain range in

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Unformatted text preview: that is currently preventing a downstream community from obtaining the necessary water provisions for their daily use and consumption. You have been hired by the Guatemalan Government to characterize the landslide scar in terms of its total surface area, the volume of material released, and hillslope gradient (slope). Based on the aerial image and contour map provided in the next page: a) Provide an estimate of the total landslide scar area (in square meters) by assuming that the shape of the scar can be represented by three geometrical figures (a rectangle, a triangle, and a half- circle). b) Use the results of your landslide scar area to estimate the volume of the material that was released by this landslide (in cubic meters). Assume that the average depth of the scar...
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