Mass Movements and Human Responses

Concept of mass movements: Introduction (Note the word landslide is used instead of mass movement) Physical Causes And Consequences Of Mass Movement from tudorgeog Kinds of mass movements: Soil creep, Solifluction, landslides, rock falls and mud flows, and slumps, and The

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Slopes

Overview of South Africa’s topography. Types of slopes. Slope elements: crest, cliff (scarp slope, free face), talus (debris, scree slope) and pediment. Characteristics of the slope elements: crest, cliff, talus and pediment.   Slope development over time. The concept of

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Massive Igneous Rocks

Topography Associated with Massive Igneous Rocks: Batholiths, laccoliths, lopoliths, dykes and sills Batholiths Laccoliths Dykes Sills Characteristics and processes associated with the development of: Granite domes   Tors         Report This Post

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Inclined/Tilted Rock Strata

Characteristics and processes associated with the development of: Scarp and Dip Slopes Cuesta Homoclinal ridge Hogsback Cuesta basin and Cuesta dome Utilization of these landscapes by people. Report This Post

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Horizontally Layered Rocks

Characteristics and processes associated with the development of: Hilly landscapes   Basaltic plateaus Canyon landscapes and Karoo landscapes (mesa, butte and conical hill) Karoo Journey from Joe Louw on Vimeo.   Conical Hill   Concept of scarp retreat or back wasting.

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Geomorphology

A – Horizontal Strata B – Inclined Strata C – Massive Igneous Rocks Report This Post

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