Lecture 30 (Monday, April 8, 2002): Mass Wasting
Brief outline of this lecture:
Basics of mass wasting
Kinds of mass wasting
Controls on mass wasting
Main points of this lecture:
Mass wasting greatly modifies many landscapes.
Styles of mass wasting differ in terms of extent of internal deformation and in terms of rate.
Slumps and flows often result in hummocky topography in their lower reaches.
Steepening of slopes, loading on slopes, and wet conditions all favor mass wasting.
Figures used in this lecture:
Definition and examples of mass wasting
Four styles of mass wasting
Pathways of particles in mass wasting
Factors favoring glides, slumps, and flows
Reading assignment: Chapter 8.
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