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Section 2
Slopes and Landscapes

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of EarthComm Florida, Section 2: Slopes and Landscapes.

Inquiring Further

  1. To learn more about catastrophic mass movements, visit the following web sites:

    Real-Time Monitoring of an Active Landslide Above Highway 50, California, USGS
    Contains data related to the monitoring of an active landslide between Placerville and South Lake Tahoe, California.

    Seattle, Washington, USGS
    Contains data related to the study and monitoring of a landslide in western Washington. Includes a summary of the data collected, including rainfall, pore pressure, and movement data.

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To learn more about this topic, visit the following web sites:

Angle of Repose

Would the angle of repose of the same material be different on Mars than on Earth?, NASA
Compares slopes on Mars to slops on Earth.  Reviews the physics of the angle of repose of a material.

Mass Movement

Debris-Flow Hazards in the United States, USGS
Examines different types of debris flows, where they are likely to occur, and steps to takes to minimize the damages associated with debris flows.

Landslide Monitoring, USGS
Contains data related to the monitoring of active landslides.  Examine the following active landslides:

  • Highway 50, California
  • Florida River, CO
  • Johnson Creek Landslide, Coastal Oregon
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Portland, OR
  • Puget Sound, Coastal Bluffs, Washington
  • Woodway, Washington

Landslide Recognition and Safety Guidelines, USGS
Reviews what makes an area susceptible to landsliding and what do to if you are in a high-risk area, as well as providing links to finding out more about landslides.

Landslide Photo Collections, USGS
A compilation of landslide images, including a color map of the United States illustrating landslide distribution and several photographs of damage caused by landslides.

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