Mass-Movement Causes: Changes in Slope Angle

L.F.G. Claessens, A.J.A.M. Temme, J.M. Schoorl, F.S. Shroder

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


This chapter discusses and illustrates how changes in slope angle can cause mass movement. Several processes can cause removal of lateral or underlying support of a slope, and most of the time multiple processes are acting together on a landscape. Slow and sudden processes causing changes in slope angle are differentiated, and several examples and illustrations of each are given. In addition, this chapter reviews current literature on landscape evolution modeling in which researchers try to incorporate these geomorphological processes in the analysis and simulation of current and future landscapes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMountain and Hillslope Geomorphology
Place of PublicationSan Diego
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameTreatise on Geomorphology
PublisherAcademic Press

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Mass-Movement Causes: Changes in Slope Angle'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this