A mudflow or mud flow is a form of mass wasting involving "very rapid to
extremely rapid surging flow" of debris that has become partially or fully liquified
by the ...
Mudflow, flow of water that contains large amounts of suspended particles and
silt. It has a higher density and viscosity than a streamflow and can deposit only ...
Mudflows are capable of destroying homes, washing out roads and bridges,
knocking down trees, and obstructing roadways with thick deposits of mud and ...
Mudflow-damaged house along the Toutle River. The height of the mudflow is
shown by the "bathtub-ring" mudlines seen on the tree trunks and the house itself
Mudflow definition, a flow of mixed earth debris containing a large amount of
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Mudflows are caused by conditions favorable to soft, wet mud sliding downhill
instead of staying put. Earthquakes, heavy rains, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, ...
A flowing mass of soft, wet, unconsolidated earth and fine-grained debris, made
fluid by rain or melted snow and often building up great speed. 2. The deposit ...
Mudflows are somewhat of a misnomer, because these volcanic flows include not
only mud, but debris ranging up to boulder size. The term, however, has been ...
A mudflow (also called a mudslide) can change geographical areas, destroy
homes and kill people. Mudslides are a subcategory of landslides and can
May 27, 2013 ... A typical holiday weekend on the Washington Olympic coast. Muddy debris flow
in action. Filmed by soggy sedimentologists. Camera: Kathy ...