Slump

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by ryanwatts123
Last updated 4 years ago

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Slump

slump: downward movement of rock debris; a form of mass wasting that occurs when a mass of loosely consolidated materials or rock layers moves a short distance down a slope.

SlumpBy: ryan watts

a large segment of sediment breaks off in one piece rather than in lots of segments. You've probably observed slump if you've ever gone to the lake or the beach and stepped on some wet sand overhanging the shore: The whole chunk simply drops in one piece.

The sediment involved in slump is usually wet or claylike, and water is often the factor that causes it to fall. Water either adds mass to the top layer of sediment or wears the soil away at the base, weakening the connection between the top and bottom layers.

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causesearthquake shocks, thorough wetting, freezing and thawing, undercutting, and loading of a slope.


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