(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2007)

Document title

Dynamics of active-layer detachment failures, Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada

published at : Papers in honour of the 90th birthday of Professor emeritus J. Ross Mackay. Special issue

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The aim of this paper is to describe observations of the initiation and development of two active-layer detachments at Big Slide Creek, BSC, in August 2005. While one conformed to the pre-existing notion of almost instantaneous formation, the other did not. The progressive expansion of the latter failure over several days helps confirm the origin of some structural features previously observed within active-layer detachments and provides an indication of geotechnical conditions during failure


Thematical fascicle

published at : Permafrost and periglacial processes / ISSN 1045-6740 / CODEN PEPPED

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1990)

Millesime : 2007, vol. 18, no 1 [pp. 89-103]

Bibliographic references : 20 ref.




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