(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Classification of debris flow phenomena in the Faroe Islands

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DAHL M.-P. (1 2 3) ; MORTENSEN L.E. (2) ; JENSEN N.H. (3) ; VEIHE A. (3) ; DE NEERGAARD M. (3) ;
(1) Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, Oslo, NORVEGE
(2) Jarðfeingi (Faroese Earth and Energy Directorate), Tórshavn, FEROE, ILES
(3) Dept. of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change, Univ., Roskilde, DANEMARK


As a contribution to ongoing landslide risk management research, this paper proposes a classification scheme for debris flow phenomena in the Faroe Islands. The scheme, produced through a multidisciplinary study involving geomorphological fieldwork and qualitative collection of indigenous landslide knowledge, presents physical characteristics to classify debris flow phenomena into groups named with Faroese terms. The following landslide groups and definitions are proposed : Brekku-skriðulop (English translation : hillslope debris flow) with 2 types; Áar-skriðulop (English translation : channelised debris flow) with 3 types. This scheme, which is compatible with international landslide classification systems, significantly increases the knowledge of debris flow phenomena and promotes a consistent terminology of these within the Faroe Islands


Article of periodic

published at : Geografisk tidsskrift / ISSN 1903-2471

Editor : Det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab, Kobenhavn - DANEMARK (2009)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 112, no1 [pp. 27-39]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 3 tabl.




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