EESB18H3 Chapter 4: Study Guide For EESA05, Chapter 4

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Mass wasting is a general term for ay type of downslope movement of rock or sediment because of gravity. Landslide is rapid movements of soil or rock, we consider the term in its broadest sense to also include rock fall, debris flows and slowly moving bodies of coherent rock. Slope processes slopes comprise several segments that are either straight or curved steep faces regularly shed rock fragments to the apron of talus below. Both the rock face and the talus slope are segments of the overall slope. Driving and resisting forces are determined by the interrelations of the following variables: type of material. Nature of the material underlying a slope can greatly influence the type of failure: slope angle and topography. Slope stability is strongly influenced by slope and topography, more specifically by slope steepness and topographic relief. Steeper the slope, greater the driving forces that promote failure.

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