Coastal processes; key terms

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Rapid movements of detached slabs of rock down a slide-plane.
Landslide
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Individual rock fragments fall off a cliff face, often due to freeze-thaw
Rockfall
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Saturated soil flows downhill, often triggered by heavy rain
Mudflow
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Common coastal landslips in weak rocks, e.g. sands and clays
Rotational Slip
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Very slow downhill movement of individual rock particles
Soil Creep
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Rockfall

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Individual rock fragments fall off a cliff face, often due to freeze-thaw

Card 3

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Mudflow

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Card 4

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Rotational Slip

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Card 5

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Soil Creep

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