Flashcards in 3.3 Slope processes and development Deck (22)
Rapid movements of snow, ice, rock or earth down a slope
Different processes that operate in different climatic zones, producing different slope forms or shapes.
Movements of rock/debris under the effect of gravity.
Movement of a mass of soil or rock that contain a significant amount of water.
Movements of soil or ice towards the surface in a vertical direction
Large scale movements of the Earth's surface that are not accompanied by a moving agent such as a river, glacier or ocean wave.
Irregular cover of loose rock debris that covers the Earth.
Internal resistance of a slope
Forces attempting to pull a mass downslope.
Unchannelled flow of water over a soil surface.
An entire mass of material moving along a slip plane
Inclines surface (hillslope) or an angle of inclination (slope angle)
Development of slopes over time
Shape of the slope in cross-section
Activities acting on the slope
Form of mass movement which occur on weaker rocks, especially day, and have a rotational movement along a curved slip plane.
Water moving down through the soil.
Branch of geography that studies how different processes operate in different climatic zones.
Part of the regolith. It is structure and texture and determines how much
Soil's infiltration capacity is exceeded
Us channelled flow of water over a soil surface