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Landslide

The downward mass movement (or avalanche) of materials such as rocks or soil under the force of gravity.

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zonation

Natural environment; Landslide

A term used generally, even vaguely, for a region of latitudinal character more or less set off from surrounding regions by some distinctive characteristic; for example, the earth's torrid zone, two ...

alluvial fan

Natural environment; Landslide

An outspread, gently sloping mass of alluvium deposited by a stream, especially in an arid or semiarid region where a stream issues from a narrow canyon onto a plain or valley floor. Viewed from ...

bedding suface

Natural environment; Landslide

In sedimentary or stratified rocks, the division planes which separate each successive layer or bed from the one above or below. It commonly marks a visible change in lithology or color.

bedding plane

Natural environment; Landslide

In sedimentary or stratified rocks, the division planes which separate each successive layer or bed from the one above or below. It commonly marks a visible change in lithology or color.

bedrock

Natural environment; Landslide

The solid rock underlying gravel, sand, slay, etc.; any solid rock exposed at the surface of the earth or overlain by unconsolidated material.

bore hole

Natural environment; Landslide

A circular hole drilled into the earth, often to a great depth, as a prospective oil well, or for exploratory purposes.

catch basin

Natural environment; Landslide

A large excavated basin into which a debris flow runs or is directed, and where it quickly dissipates its energy and deposits its load. Abandoned gravel pits or rock quarries can often be ...

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