Accession Number:

ADA051331

Title:

Avalanche and Non-Avalanche Talus Slope Comparison, Colorado Front Range.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

Comparison of three talus slopes in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado shows differences in their formative processes. Avalanche, rockfall, alluvial, and mudflow processes appear in differing proportions on the slopes. Development of slope profiles helps differentiate between slope-forming factors. Regression equations show relationships between downslope distance and boulder size and between downslope distance and slope angle. Analysis of soil samples determines percentages of snad, silt, and clay. Finally, qualitative factors prove invaluable in confirming the presence of specific slope-forming processes. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE