Slope dynamics

Morphological processes on a slope
Morphological processes on a slope
Image Credit: Anette Stumptner 2007

Slopes occurring in the landscape are not static, but rather highly dynamic. Several processes proceed on slopes which cause changes in the landform (see figure). According to the characteristics of the individual geospheres these processes take place unequally and with varying intensity. Two important morphological processes are

Both are explained on the following pages.