Geology study guide - time. Mass Wasting What is mass...

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Soil How does a mature soil differ from an immature soil? o A well-developed soil profile indicates that environmental conditions have been relatively stable over an extended time span and that the soil is mature . By contrast, some soils lack horizons altogether. Such soils are called immature because soil building has been going on for only a short
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Unformatted text preview: time. Mass Wasting What is mass wasting? o The downslope movement of rock, regolith, and soil under the direct influence of gravity. What is the controlling force of mass wasting? o Gravity. What makes a slope unstable? How can weather conditions influence the rate of mass wasting? What are some important contributing factors? o...
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course GEOL 1030 taught by Professor Abolins during the Fall '08 term at Middle Tennessee State University.

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