(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

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Two large late Quaternary rock slope failures and their geomorphic significance, Annapurna Himalayas (Nepal)

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This paper is a contribution to the knowledge of large-scale landslides in the Nepal Himalaya. The A. presents two examples of giant rock slope failures that occurred north of the Annapurna Range, namely the Manang rock avalanche and Thini debris-flows. She shows that they correspond most probably to seismically triggered features that have developed in connection with the North Himalayan Fault system activity during inter-stadial and post-glacial periods. Collectively with many other examples, they illustrate the fact that giant landsliding is a major process shaping and maintaining the steepness of the still rising Higher Himalaya Range. - (NF)


Article of periodic

published at : Geografia fisica e dinamica quaternaria / ISSN 0391-9838

Editor : Comitato glaciologico italiano, Torino - ITALIE (1978)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 34, no1 [pp. 5-16]

Bibliographic references : 55 ref.

Collation : 12 fig., 1 tabl.



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