Presentation on theme: "Mass Erosion Erosion of the Earth due to the force of Gravity."— Presentation transcript:
Mass Erosion Erosion of the Earth due to the force of Gravity
Video Clip 1)Watch the clip for the effects of erosion.
Discussion What tragedy did the clip describe? Why did this occur? What force created the landslide? How does this relate to erosion?
Graphic Organizer 1)Head the worksheet. 2) Fill in the worksheet while viewing the power point.
Mass Erosion …is the downhill movement of weathered materials …is caused by gravity … can occur quickly or slowly
Quick Mass Erosion Landslide : Sudden movement of rocks down a hill Rock can be loosened by volcanic activity, earthquakes, or heavy rain The pile of rocks at the bottom of a landslide is called a TALUS pile. ***Watch Outrunning a Landslide Video***
Example of Mass Erosion
Example of Landslide
Quick Mass Erosion Mudflow : Sudden flow of mud down a hill Occur in dry, mountainous regions after a heavy rainfall
Example of Mudflow
Slow Mass Erosion Earthflow : Slow movement of soil, rocks, and plant life down a hill Caused by loose earth and extra moisture as well as gravity Part of a hill looks like it is sliding away
Example of Earthflow
Slow Mass Erosion Creep : Slowest form Gravity pulling soil and rocks down a gentle slope Clues: Bent trees or telephone poles
Examples of Creep
Strange But True Rock Slide When: January 21 and 23, 2014 Where: Northern Italy Result of a series of sudden landslides The house in the picture is a 300 year old farmhouse.
Giant Boulder Destroys 300 yr. Old Farmhouse Barn
Just How Big and Close Was This Boulder?
Closure: What force causes mass erosion? Name three causes of a landslide?
Which Type of Mass Erosion Is This? Creep
Which type of mass erosion buried this Indonesian temple? Mudflow
What do we call the pile of rock at the bottom of the hill? Talus Pile