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What are the different types of geomorphic processes?
Weathering, mass wasting, erosion and deposition are exogenic geomorphic processes. These exogenic processes are dealt with in detail in this chapter.
What is mass movement class 11?
Mass movements. Mass movement is also known as mass wasting. It is the movement of masses of bodies of mud, bedrock, soil, and rock debris, which commonly happen along steep-sided hills and mountains because of the gravitational pull. Gravity exerts its force on all matter, both bedrock and the products of weathering.
What are the five geomorphological processes?
Weathering, mass wasting, erosion and deposition are exogenic geomorphic processes. These exogenic processes are dealt with in detail in this chapter. Any exogenic element of nature (like water, ice, wind, etc.,) capable of acquiring and transporting earth materials can be called a geomorphic agent.
What are the four main types of mass movement?
Mass movements can be divided into four main classes. These are falls, slides, creeps and flows. The classes are based on how quickly the rock and sediment moves and how much water there is. Steep and unstable slopes are more likely to have a mass movement than gentle and stable slopes.
What is the most rapid type of mass movement is?
Slides. Pieces of rock regularly fall to the base of cliffs to form talus slopes. Rocks that fall to the base of a cliff…
What type of mass movement moves the most soil?
Creep is the slowest of all the mass movements and moves the most soil out of all the mass movements. The only way to detect soil creep is to observe the fences, buildings, and other surface objects that may be in that area.
What are some examples of mass movement?
Mudflows and avalanches are examples of this type of mass movement that occur rapidly and can be quite destructive. Creep is a type of gradual flow, one that can take several years to unfold. With creep, sediment moves slowly down an incline.