Geob Lect 6.2.docx

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Geographical Biogeosciences
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GEOB 103
Carles Ferrer- Boix

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Geob Lect. 6.2 02/13/2014 Mass Movements 1. Causes of mass movements 2. Factors for slope stability 3. When do M.M. Occur 4. Mass Movements ­> landscape evolution Driving Forces vs. Resisting Forces Main driving force is gravity  Friction and Cohesion force (Slide 25) Safety Factor is the ratio of the Resistive Force over the driving forces Factors that determine stability  Movement – 
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