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Triggering mechanisms and depositional rates of postglacial slope-movement processes in the Yosemite Valley, California

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Triggering mechanisms and depositional rates of postglacial slope-movement processes in the Yosemite Valley, California; 1996; Article; Journal; Geomorphology; Wieczorek, G. F.; Jager, S.

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We examined information collected from 395 reports of slope-movement events during about the past 150 years in Yosemite National Park, central Sierra Nevada, California, to identify the most prevalent types of slope movements and their triggering mechanisms. Rock slides and rock falls have been more numerous than debris slides, debris flows, and miscellaneous slumps. Rock falls have produced the largest cumulative volume of deposits. About half of slope movements had unreported or unrecognized triggering events. Earthquakes and rain storms individually accounted for the greatest cumulative volumes of deposits from recognized triggers of all types of historical slope movements; snowmelt, human activities and freeze-thaw conditions accounted [...]

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