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2010-04-13 13:22:56
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mass wasting
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  1. What is mass wasting?
    also known as mass movement, gravity driven movement of sediments and earth materials (examples: landslides,rock falls, slumping
  2. What drives mass wasting?
    gravity
  3. Removing support or increasing load can cause sediment or rock to move under the force of gravity.
  4. What role does water play?
    • good:increases cohesion
    • bad: saturation decreases cohesion and lubricates surfaces
  5. What is the cause of mass wasting?
    weakness of planes

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