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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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What are the distinguishing characteristics of soil, earth, debris, and mud as materials moved in mass wasting?

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The distinguishing characteristics of soil, earth, debris, and mud as materials moved in mass wasting.

Explanation

Mass wasting is a term that is used to denote the downslope movement of surface materials under the influence of gravity. It is also known as mass movement. On sloping surfaces, gravity encourages the soil, rock, and sediments to move downhill.

Any material that is present on the surface of the Earth in an unstable or potentially unstable condition is induced by gravity and moves downslope. The materials that commonly undergo the movements of mass wasting include rock, snow, ice, soil, earth, debris, and mud...

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