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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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