Chapter 6. Hyperconcentrated and Mass Flows

  1. Philip A. Allen

Published Online: 2 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313574.ch6

Earth Surface Processes

Earth Surface Processes

How to Cite

Allen, P. A. (1997) Hyperconcentrated and Mass Flows, in Earth Surface Processes, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313574.ch6

Author Information

  1. Department of Geology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 4 AUG 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632035076

Online ISBN: 9781444313574

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Keywords:

  • mass flows;
  • turbidity currents;
  • sea bed bathymetry;
  • turbidite sedimentology;
  • pyroclastic flows;
  • rock avalanches;
  • rotational slides;
  • debris flows;
  • plastic flows;
  • soil creep

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chapter summary

  • Introduction

  • Soil creep

  • The initiation of slope failure

  • The Mechanics of debris flows

  • Turbidity currents

  • Pyroclastic density currents

  • Further reading

  • References