Landslides

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Created Dec 7, 2010
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vankoug

 

 
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1
What are the three major players of a landslide?
 

1. Climate and Meteorological Events

2. Lithology, structural controls, gradient...

2
Define mass wasting?
 
The downslope movement of rock or colluvium due to gravity
3
What are the four main types of mass wasting?
 

1. fall

2. slide

3. slump-flow

4.creep

4
What are the four variables of landslides?
 

-type of material

-type of movement

-water content

-velocity

5
What are the three factors triggering landslides:
 

a) Climatic Triggers- short term meteorological events.

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