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Department
Geology
Course
GEOL 2207
Professor
B.Ward
Semester
Summer

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Mass Wasting  Downward movement of earth material (rock and sediments) under influence of gravity  Material: consolidated or unconsolidated  Movement: fast/slow  Area affected: small/large Slopes:  Dynamic evolving systems  Product of substrate and climate Landslides: Overall, Landslides low in fatalities.. but it does add up to fair bit amount Here in BC, we don’t hear about because they’re in remote areas Transcanada highway – 1-2 times a year Slope (in)stability  All about gravity  Slop
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