(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009 - 2010)

Document title

Neotectonics and current hydrologically-induced karst deformation. Case study of the Plateau de Calern (Alpes-Maritimes, France)

published at : Karst systems : dynamics, evolution, paleoenvironmental recordings and natural hazards. Special issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GILLI E. (1 2) ; BOUDIN F. (3) ; LONGUEVERGNE L. (4) ; FLORSCH N. (5 6) ; WALCH J.-J. (7) ; GOMEZ A. (7) ; DEPEYRE J. (7) ; MARIE J.-C. (8) ;
(1) Dep. Géographie, Univ. Paris 8, Saint-Denis, FRANCE
(2) UMR ESPACE 6012, Nice, FRANCE
(3) UMR 5243, Géosciences, Univ., Montpellier, FRANCE
(4) Dep. of Geological Sciences and Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, Univ. of Texas, Austin, ETATS-UNIS
(5) UPMC/IRD UMI N° 209, Paris, FRANCE
(6) Dep. of Math and Applied Math, Univ., Cape Town, AFRIQUE DU SUD
(7) UMR 6203, GEMINI, OCA, Nice, FRANCE
(8) CAF Caving Club Martel, Nice, FRANCE


The astronomical and geodetic observatory OCA, located on the karst plateau of Calern (Caussols, France), has been monitoring earth deformation for several years. Two medium baseline tiltmeters have been installed in a shaft in 2007, along with classical hydrogeological monitoring tools in order to investigate the relationship between current karst deformation and hydrology. The best correlation between hydrology and tilts is observed for the deep aquifers. Finally, the long term variations in tilt and water table show a very good correlation The relationship between current hydrological deformations and tectonics is also analyzed; broken and shifted speleothems in the shafts indicate a general shift of the plateau towards the south


Thematical fascicle

published at : Geodinamica acta / ISSN 0985-3111

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1987)

Millesime : 2009 - 2010, vol. 22-23, no 5-6/1-3 [pp. 49-64]

Bibliographic references : 28 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21088

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