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mass per·i·stal·sis

forcible peristaltic movements of short duration, occurring only three or four times a day, which move the contents of the large intestine from one division to the next, as from the ascending to the transverse colon.
Synonym(s): mass movement

mass movement

The shift of an appreciable proportion of the colonic faecal contents into the rectum in a single process occasioned by contraction of a long segment of colon. Mass movement is quickly followed by the desire to defaecate.
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Despite that, with the exception of the Janowiec landslide in the Bardzkie Mountains in 1997 (Urbahski et al., 2015), so far there was no complex and systematic geodetic monitoring of mass wasting in the Sudetes.
The slope surface at that time was located at a higher elevation than the slope line in 2017, despite further development of mass wasting. The anthropogenic slope loading below the main scarp of the landslide between 2012 and 2017 also resulted in the mass gain and changing of the slope profile (Fig.
While the people of Bududa would like to put an end to the nightmare of mass wasting (landslides, mudslides etc.) their ability to do so is hampered by widespread poverty, low quality and limited exposure to education, poor infrastructure, inadequate health services, famine and minimal support from the government.
Chapter two goes into greater detail to explain the many categories of separate types of mass wasting and slides, creep, slumps and avalanches.
Chapter 3 goes into detail regarding causes for Mass Wasting. Water is often causal with creep, slide and slump.
The actual land-use of the slopes in the region is coffee plantations, woods and rural environmental with crops in some slopes; the more problematic areas (mass wasting) are mostly located in the artificial road cuts(Fig.
Mass wasting processes (Sebesta, 2006 and Lexa et al., 2011) are connected with slopes covered by tuffs of the San Salvador Formation, but also with other regions where rocks of the Balsamo Formation are exposed and there is presence of laterite or weathered tuffs.
This indicates that the corpses were buried by a mass wasting event, possibly due to torrential rain.
Then the sea lion carcasses would have been buried by a mass wasting episode, possibly due to torrential rain.
Mass wasting has also created delicate erosion of the highest part of the walls.
The ejecta blanket emanating from the deep crater in the middle of the image shows evidence for volatiles, possibly water ice, while the main crater rim to the top (south) of the image shows evidence for so-called "mass wasting".
The research details a 'mass wasting' of large detached blocks and collapsed walls of submarine canyons along the gulf region of the Red Sea.