(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Critical notch depths for failure of coastal limestone cliffs : case study at Kuro-shima Island, Okinawa, Japan

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KOGURE T. (1) ; MATSUKURA Y. (2) ;
(1) Terrestrial Environment Research Center, Univ., Tsukuba, JAPON
(2) Life and Environmental Sciences, Univ., Tsukuba, JAPON


To study the effect of notch development on cliff collapse in Kuro-shima, Ryukyu Islands, the notch depth at which collapse occurs was calculated using stability analysis. Instability of a cliff increases with notch depth; collapse occurs at the horizontal failure surface. Prior to collapse, these cliffs appear to have been separated from the adjacent cliffs by the development of vertical joints


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2010, vol. 35, no9 [pp. 1044-1056]

Bibliographic references : 27 ref.

Collation : 9 fig., 3 tabl., 2 an.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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