Mass-Movement Causes: Changes in Slope Angle

Claessens, L and Temme, A J A M and Schoorl, J M (2013) Mass-Movement Causes: Changes in Slope Angle. In: Treatise on Geomorphology Volume 2: Quantitative Modeling of Geomorphology. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, 2 . Elsevier , London, UK, pp. 212-216. ISBN 978-0-12-374739-6

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This chapter discusses and illustrates how changes in slope angle can cause mass movement. Several processes can cause removal of lateral or underlying support of a slope, and most of the time multiple processes are acting together on a landscape. Slow and sudden processes causing changes in slope angle are differentiated, and several examples and illustrations of each are given. In addition, this chapter reviews current literature on landscape evolution modeling in which researchers try to incorporate these geomorphological processes in the analysis and simulation of current and future landscapes.

Item Type: Book Section
Series Name: Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
Subjects: Others > Soil Science
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2014 15:44
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2014 15:45
Acknowledgement: Dr Claessens is presently associated with ICRISAT.
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