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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1987)

Document title

Intermittent surging movements of a coastal landslide

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GRAINGER P. ; KALAUGHER P. G. ;

Abstract

Since the late 1960s there has been a large mudslide in coastal cliffs of Permo-Triassic strata at West Down Beacon, Devon. A total displacement of 100 m was achieved between 1981 and 1985 as the lobate toe of the mudslide pushed forward across the beach in eleven surges of movement. Each surge involved a displacement of between 5 and 15 m and was completed within a few hours. A displacement recording of one surge has indicated that the rate of movement of the mudslide may have been partly controlled by variations in sea level during the tidal cycle

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms

Editor :

Millesime : 1987, vol. 12, no6 [pp. 597-603]

Bibliographic references : 8 réf.

Language

Anglais

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