Reading: Textbook, Chapter 11, Slope Systems, Chapter 12, River Systems. In chapter 11, read p. 252-254 to get an idea as to the meaning of mass wasting. ("mass movement" in the text). Then, read p. 284-291 in chapter 12 for stream erosion.
Wednesday, January 26 Mass Wasting
Reading: Textbook, Chapter 11, Slope Systems, p. 255-271. Pay special
attention to the section on "Types of mass movement". Make sure you
understand Figures 11.4, 11.10B, and 11.18.
Friday, January 14 Erosion and Mass Wasting
**Written Essay, due Friday. Read the first half of the article
by Brenda Bell "Liquid Earth" (up to "The Oddstad Tragedy). You can
access it through our website: just click on "writing
assignment #2" and follow the directions. Then, in <300 words,
write a summary. Make sure you address why mass movements are such a common
and difficult problem, what types of materials are usually involved, and
what types of events commonly trigger them.
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