Mass Wasting : LUSENET : Introductory Geology, Oswego State : One Thread

What exactly causes mass wasting??

-- Andrea Gibbs (, October 02, 2002


There are several factors that contributes to mass wasting. Some are heavy and earthquake. When these occurs, the materials of the soil weakens making it easier to move. In other words the cohesion in them have diminish.

-- Philippa Brewu (, October 03, 2002.

One big cause of mass wasting is rain....this is because water loosens up rock materials to cause things like mudslides and creep.

-- Alison Spring (, October 09, 2002.

Melting glaciers can cause mass wasting. The glaciers pick up and carry dirt,soil,rocks,stc. and when they melt they distribute the products they are carrying.

-- Steve Deutschman (, October 14, 2002.

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