"Fundamentals of Geology"

Mike Strickler: Rogue Community College

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?


Click here to return to the Earth Revealed Video Study Guide Index

Click here to go to the G100 Syllabus and schedule of air times

Click here to return to the G100 Index

Click here to return to GeoMan's Home Page


You are GeoManiac number since April 1, 1997