Mammoth Memory

Soil Creep – Slowest of mass movements, occurs on gentle, well vegetated slopes. Moves because of the way the soil particles repeatedly expand and contract in wet and dry periods

The soil started to creep (soil creep) downhill - but so slowly that no one noticed.

The soil started to creep (soil creep) downhill - but so slowly that no one noticed.

The soil may move less than a centimetre a year, but over time the results can be seen in small, step-like terraces on hillsides.

The soil may move less than a centimetre a year, but over time the results can be seen in small, step-like terraces on hillsides. 

 

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