Earth's Dynamic Surface
Hillslopes Computer Lab Exercise

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  1. What are 2 factors that influence hillslope erosion?

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  2. Frame 84 – left side:

    What rock type forms hard cliffs?

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    What rock type forms soft slopes?

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  3. Frame 84 – right side: What does vegetation do for transport of sediments?

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  4. What is the top of a slope termed?

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  5. What is the bottom of the slope termed?

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  6. The very top peak of the hill is termed?

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  7. Soil forms from what?

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  8. Why doesn’t newly formed soil stay on a hillslope?

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  9. Correlate the following 3 factors to the following mass movements:
    Grain Size
    Wetness
    Speed


    Fall

    Debris Flow

    Creep

    Landslide

    Solifluction / Earthflow

  1. What is the difference between solifluction and earthflow?

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  2. What is a slump?

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