Surface processes : LUSENET : Introductory Geology, Oswego State : One Thread

would a lack of precipitation be the cause of landslides?

-- charlie zambito (, April 23, 2001


no, landslides are caused by moisture. Precipitation causes materials to become more slippery and slide past one another a lot easier. Other things that can cause landslides are lack of vegetation because it makes the soil more vulnerable to the water and more likely to cause a landslide. This is stated in the text on page 235.

-- jennifer renders (, April 23, 2001.

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