streams and mass wasting

Unit 3 Streams , Mass Wasting, Mass Movement

When Good Rivers Turn Bad Contents


Streams and Drainage Systems

Streams
Geometry and Dynamics of Stream Channels
Base Level
Velocity
Discharge
Load
Bed Load
Dissolved Load
Changes Downstream
Channel Patterns
Straight Channels
Meandering Channels
Braided Channels
Erosion by Streams
Stream Deposits
Terraces
Alluvial Fans
Deltas
Drainage Systems
Stream Order
Drainage Patterns

Mass Wastage



Gravity
The Role of Water
Mass-Wasting Processes
Slumps
Rockfall and Debris Falls
Sediment Flows
Slurry Flows
Solifuction
Granular Flows
Creep
Debris Avalanches
Rock Glaciers
Exceptional Precipitation
Submarine Slope Failures
Mass-Wasting in Cold Climates
Triggering of Mass-Wasting Events
Volcanic Eruptions
Submarine Slope Failures

Mass Movement



Landslides
General mechanism of a landslide
Slumping
Pore Water Pressure
Soil Creep
Debris Flow
Mud flows and Lahars
Solifluction
Rock Falls and Rock Slides
Resources

Self Assessment - Multiple Choice Quiz (with answers)
Mass Wasting - Web based Activities

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