Flashcards in Mass Movement Deck (9):
What is mass movement?
Mass movement is the movement of any loose material down slope under the influence of gravity
What is regolith?
Regolith is the loose material (such as rock, mud and soil) that moves down slope under the influence of gravity
What is mass movement fastest?
Mass movement is fastest when the gradient is steep
Gradient is another word for slope
Name a slow mass movement
A soil creep
Name two fast mass movements
Landslides and mud flows
What acts as a lubricant to make the regolith heavier and the surface slippier?
What might make a slope steeper?
Cutting into a hillside during the construction of roads and railways
What alows down the rage of the mass movement?
The roots of trees and plants bind the soil together