Video Study Guide: Earth Revealed
Episode 16: Mass Wasting
What is mass wasting?
Why does mass wasting occur everywhere?
How do human activities help trigger mass wasting events?
Describe how the angle of a slope affects mass wasting.
Describe how water in the ground contributes to mass wasting.
What is creep, and what causes it to occur?
What is slump?
Discuss landslides at Portuguese Bend.
How has road building contributed to the problems?
Why are many Portuguese Bend landowners unable to move?
Discuss mudflows and debris flows.
Describe rock slides.
What factors do engineering geologists look at when studying slope stability?
How do heavy rains contribute to mud and debris flows?
How does human activity contribute to mass wasting processes?
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