Chapter 5. Slope Processes and Mass Movements

  1. Martin Evans and
  2. Jeff Warburton

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470798003.ch5

Geomorphology of Upland Peat: Erosion, Form and Landscape Change

Geomorphology of Upland Peat: Erosion, Form and Landscape Change

How to Cite

Evans, M. and Warburton, J. (2007) Slope Processes and Mass Movements, in Geomorphology of Upland Peat: Erosion, Form and Landscape Change, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470798003.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405115070

Online ISBN: 9780470798003

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Keywords:

  • slope processes;
  • mass movements;
  • shallow instability;
  • resurgence of interest;
  • catastrophic peat-slide events

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Peat-Covered Hillslopes

  • Morphology of Rapid Peat Mass Movements

  • Mechanism of Peat Failure

  • Significance of Surface Hydrology in Peat Failures

  • Stability Analysis and Modelling of Peat Mass Movements

  • The Changing Frequency of Peat Mass Movements Over Time

  • Summary and Overall Framework