geology quiz

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geology quiz
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2011-04-13 22:11:15
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notes for geology
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  1. What is the the controlling force of mass wasting?
    Gravity
  2. What are the important factors in mass wasting?
    • Earth material-consolidated or unconsolidated
    • Water content- few cm/yr or km/hr
    • Slope- as one unti or as fluid
  3. Mass Movement Type (Creep)
    • slow, gradual downslope movement of regolith on a slope (affects soil "soil creep").
    • happens due to freezing/thawing, warming/cooling, and wetting/drying
  4. Mass Movement Type (Solifluction)
    type of mass wasting where waterlogged sediment moves slowly downslope, over impermeable material in overlapping sheets
  5. Mass Movement Type (Slumping)
    is a form of mass wasting that occurs when a coherent mass of loosely consolidated materials or rock layers moves a short distance down a slope.

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