mass wasting


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mass wasting

[′mas ‚wāst·iŋ]
(geology)
Dislodgement and downslope transport of loose rock and soil material under the direct influence of gravitational body stresses.
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The impact Mass wasting and risks assessment of the Harnoi-Bara Galli area was undertaken with the major aim to highlight hazards risk ofthe area.
S for Makerere leaders Matovu Paul and Ngolobe Michael made a trip to the area to educate the locals, including children, on the best approaches of controlling mass wasting.
Mass Wasting is the downward movement of rock and soil, often mixed with water.
For land-use planners, information like geology, geomorphology, geotechnical data, seismicity, hydrogeology among others; can give information like the necessary type of foundation, mass wasting processes, water resources and flood hazard.
Decomposition was apparently interrupted by mass wasting that buried the carcasses.
Sidle (Kyoto University) describes the natural factors influencing landslides, the initiation mechanisms of slope failures and landslides, methods of assessing landslide hazards, and the major land use activities that globally influence mass wasting and affect slope stability.
The potential for erosion, mass wasting, landslides, mud flows and slope failures are clearly evident in the geological map of the property,'' according to his report.
Cargo and Mallory (19977) observed that most examples of mass wasting have resulted from the addition of water into the ground to the point that the strength of the material is reduced beyond its ability to withstand the force of gravity.
Mass wasting has also created delicate erosion of the highest part of the walls.
The researchers analysed the structure of the seabed and discovered active submarine canyons, mass wasting, landslides, and sediment slumps related to tectonic processes and earthquake activity.