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7.14: Landforms from Erosion and Deposition by Gravity

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creep

Exceptionally slow movement of soil downhill.

landslide

Rapid movement downslope of rock and debris under the influence of gravity.

mass wasting

The downslope movement of material due to gravity.

mudflow

Saturated soil that flows down river channels.

slump

Downslope slipping of a mass of soil or rock, generally along a curved surface.

talus slope

A pile of angular rock fragments formed at the base of a cliff or mountain.

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