2. Surficial Erosion and Mass Wasting of Slopes

  1. Horst J. Schor Principal1 and
  2. Donald H. Gray PhD Professor (Emeritus) of Civil and Environmental Engineering2

Published Online: 11 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470259900.ch2

Landforming: An Environmental Approach to Hillside Development, Mine Reclamation and Watershed Restoration

Landforming: An Environmental Approach to Hillside Development, Mine Reclamation and Watershed Restoration

How to Cite

Schor, H. J. and Gray, D. H. (2007) Surficial Erosion and Mass Wasting of Slopes, in Landforming: An Environmental Approach to Hillside Development, Mine Reclamation and Watershed Restoration, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470259900.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    H. J. Schor Consulting, USA

  2. 2

    The University of Michigan, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 18 JUL 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471721796

Online ISBN: 9780470259900

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Keywords:

  • Volcanic activity;
  • Man-made or manufactured slopes;
  • Surficial erosion or soil erosion;
  • Rainfall and wind erosion;
  • mass movement or mass erosion

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definitions

  • Nature of Surficial Erosion

  • Principal Determinants of Erosion

  • Types of Water Erosion

  • Soil Loss Predictions

  • Erosion Control Principles

  • Nature of Mass Wasting

  • Slope Stability Predictions

  • Control of Mass Wasting

  • Slope-Stability and Channel-Erosion Thresholds

  • Summary

  • References