debris slide

debris slide

[də′brē ‚slīd]
(geology)
A type of landslide involving a rapid downward sliding and forward rolling of comparatively dry, unconsolidated earth and rocky debris.
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In 1995, a debris slide scoured a first-order tributary of Road Prong depositing more than fifty trees into the main channel upstream from the study reach (Fig.
The greatest effect of CWD on channel morphology occurs where debris slides have delivered multiple trees to headwater streams creating 'log jams.
The formation of large log jams by debris slides is also discussed.
The shaker screens out rocks, boulders and debris, sifting the padding material onto a conveyor belt as the rock and debris slide off the back of the machine.
From the breathtaking Elevate Me Later, the band drew on a stream of classic songs, taking in fans' favourites Summer Babe, Cut Your Hair and Debris Slide.
Among specific topics are the field investigation and finite element modeling of a progressive debris slide in the Indian Himalayas, two methods for measuring the internal velocity of debris flows in the laboratory, modeling soil erosion and sediment transport under different land management options in a southern Italy watershed, the influence of storm-based events on the suspended sediment flux in a small scale river catchment in Ireland, and a framework of human reliability analysis in a geotechnical risk assessment for hillside development.
Residents in recently burned areas such as Malibu, Agua Dulce and Castaic were warned to beware of flooding and mud and debris slides that could be caused by heavy rains.
In the system, water runs over the top, and debris slides to the bottom.
Delano noted mountainous areas with steep slopes are the places with the greatest possibility of shallow mud and debris slides, and rock falls.
Debris avalanches differ from debris slides because their movement is much more rapid.
Residents should be aware that area roadways may become impassible due to mud, rock and debris slides or due to streams and washes overwhelming existing culverts and bridges.
The storm is expected to be one of the windiest and rainiest in five years and could also cause debris slides, especially in areas affected by this year's intense and widespread wildfires.