(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1993)

Document title

Deformation-induced microstructures in soils affected by mass movements

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The soil deformation produced by mass movements gives rise to specific microscopic features. The study of some markers of deformation, such as the orientation of rigid clasts and the morphology of fine-grained intercalations, indicates that,in most cases, mass movements can be related to simple shear. The development of these features varies according mainly to the type of mass movement (solifluction, debris flow or earth slide). A careful study of the microscopic features leads to a better understanding of the dynamics of mass deposits


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 1993, vol. 18, no7 [pp. 645-660]

Bibliographic references : 46 réf.

Collation : Illustration ;




Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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