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Terrestrial Climate
sturtzstroms
07/30/12

 

Low coefficients of friction in moving masses of rubble also might explain anomalous landslides on Earth, called sturtzstroms. One famous example is the prehistoric Blackhawk landslide; rock falling from the San Bernardino mountains in California traveled an astonishing five miles into Lucerne Valley. Credit: Kerry Sieh/USGS/public domain



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