Briefly explain six factors influencing mass wasting.

Briefly explain six factors influencing mass wasting.

  • -The slope of the land-Steep slopes leads to faster movement of materials.
  • -The nature of material-Mass wasting occurs easily where massive rocks overlie sedimentary rocks which have clay material underneath and also if the material contains a lot of water.
  • -Climate-Heavy rainy periods encourage wasting
  • -Vegetation cover-It is easy and faster in bare ground than where it iscovered with vegetation.
  • -Human activities-Eg deforestation, building, quarring etc interferes with the stability of surface layers.
  • -Forces within the earths crust eg earth tremors and some volcanic eruptions.

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