(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Small-scale experimental simulation of talus evolution

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DE BLASIO F.V. (1 2) ; SŒTER M.-B. (1 2) ;
(1) Dep. of Geosciences, Univ., Oslo, NORVEGE
(2) International Centre for Geohazards, Oslo, NORVEGE


In order to investigate the single particle versus collective granular effects on a talus slope and to explore the role of self-organization, the AA. studied the spatial development and temporal evolution of grains on a small-scale talus reproduced in the laboratory. Results and discussion : the slides occurred at the boundary between a weaker layer created by migration of small grains through the interstices, and marked by a vertical transition between small and large grains. The AA. compare the experimental findings with observations from natural talus slopes, and suggest that similar experiments may be helpful in understanding the evolution of taluses


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, no12 [pp. 1685-1692]

Bibliographic references : 24 ref.

Collation : 6 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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