(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Evidence for repeated re-activation of old landslides under forest

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

VAN DEN EECKHAUT M. (1 2) ; MUYS B. (3) ; VAN LOY K. (4) ; POESEN J. (1) ; BEECKMAN H. (5) ;
(1) Physical and Regional Geography Research Group, K.Univ., Leuven, BELGIQUE
(2) Research Foundation - Flanders, Gent, BELGIQUE
(3) Div. of Forest, Nature and Landscape, K. Univ., Leuven, BELGIQUE
(4) Province of Eastern Flanders, Gent, BELGIQUE
(5) Lab. of Wood Biology and Xylarium, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, BELGIQUE


In this study, a dendrogeomorphological analysis of beech stands was used to investigate the periods of reactivation of a deep-seated rotational slide in the Koppenberg forest (Flemish Ardennes, Belgium). The relation to rainfall and the correspondence to landslide reactivations reported in a nearby built-up area were also analysed. Finally, over the past 80 years, the fact that at least 34% of the years indicative of reactivation of the Koppenberg forest landslide correspond to a year in which a landslide reactivation was reported in the Flemish Ardennes suggests that in built-up areas, apart from anthropogenic interventions, natural triggering factors remain very important


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 34, no3 [pp. 352-365]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 9 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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