Mass Movement

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  • Mass Movement
    • Types of Mass Movement
      • Fast - flows, slides, slumps
      • Very fast - avalanche, free fall
      • Slow - creep
    • Mass movement is the movement of material under the force of gravity
    • Why are coastal areas prone to mass movement?
      • Climate - spray and rain increase weight and lubricate
      • rock type - soft rocks flow and slide more
      • rock structure - slope of beds is crucial
      • relief - steep slopes such as cliffs (more movement)
      • vegetation - little vegetation as salt kills vegetations
      • rate of weathering - high as rocks are exposed in cliffs
      • aspect - direction of rain is crucial
      • rate of erosion
      • shock - storm waves hitting it
      • human activity - usually adding weight to slopes


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