What is the the controlling force of mass wasting?
What are the important factors in mass wasting?
consolidated or unconsolidated
few cm/yr or km/hr
as one unti or as fluid
Mass Movement Type (Creep)
slow, gradual downslope movement of regolith on a slope
(affects soil "soil creep").
happens due to freezing/thawing, warming/cooling, and wetting/drying
Mass Movement Type (Solifluction)
type of mass wasting where
waterlogged sediment moves slowly downslope, over impermeable material in overlapping sheets
Mass Movement Type (Slumping)
is a form of mass wasting that occurs when
a coherent mass of loosely consolidated materials or rock layers moves a short distance down a slope.
notes for geology