The down slope movement of earth material under the influence of gravity.
Mass Wasting Following the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire near Durango, Colorado, a Field Trip Guidebook [ More info] Guidebook with photos, maps, and diagrams explaining how forest fires have affected the likelihood of mass wasting, with discussions of steps taken to minimize future impacts.
Mass wasting presentation [ More info] Presentation explaining the various types of mass wasting, how they work, and how they differ from one another, with diagrams and photos.
Landslide types and processes [ More info] An introductory primer giving basic scientific facts about landslides--the types of landslides, how they are initiated, and how they can begin to be managed as a hazard.
Cascades Volcano Observatory - Mount St. Helens real-time hydrologic monitoring [ More info] Real-time and historic data from gaging stations for water and mudflow detection in the Mount St. Helens, WA vicinity with data tables and plots, interactive location map and station descriptions.
Costly landslide events in the United States: map layer description file [ More info] GIS data set from the USGS National Landslides Hazards Program showing major landslide events in the United States and Puerto Rico with metadata. Map layer can be downloaded in shapefile format or SDTS format.
Debris-Flow Hazards within the Appalachian Mountains of the Eastern United States [ More info] Storms bring rains strong enough to cause rock-falls and landslides that are hazardous to people. Includes examples in the eastern US with information about the weather events that precipitated the debris flows.
Field reconnaissance report of landslides triggered by the January 12, 2010, Haiti earthquake [ More info] Preliminary aerial helicopter reconnaissance of areas affected by landslides and ground inspections at some accessible landslide sites.
Geologic hazards team [ More info] An organizational unit within USGS that studies earthquakes, landslides, and geomagnetism. Contact information and descriptions of current research projects.
Geologic hazards: landslide images [ More info] Photographs of examples of landslides viewable online as 100-200kb or 800 x 600kb images.
Landslide events [ More info] Current, regularly updated reports of landslides nationwide
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