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What is mass wasting?
also known as mass movement, gravity driven movement of sediments and earth materials (examples: landslides,rock falls, slumping
What drives mass wasting?
Removing support or increasing load can cause sediment or rock to move under the force of gravity.
What role does water play?
- good:increases cohesion
- bad: saturation decreases cohesion and lubricates surfaces
What is the cause of mass wasting?
weakness of planes
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