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9.22: Landforms from Erosion and Deposition by Gravity

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creep

creep

Exceptionally slow movement of soil downhill.
lahar

lahar

Volcanic mudflow of pyroclastic material and water.
landslide

landslide

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

mass wasting

Downslope movement of material due to gravity.
mudflow

mudflow

Saturated soil that flows down river channels.
slump

slump

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

talus slope

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

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Difficulty Level:

Basic

Grades:

6 , 7

Date Created:

Jan 04, 2013

Last Modified:

Jun 15, 2015
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