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Conditions favouring catastrophic landslides on Tenerife (Canary Islands)

Author
Hurlimann, M.; Ledesma, A.; Martí, J.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Terra nova
Date of publication
1999-11
Volume
11
Number
2-3
First page
106
Last page
111
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-3121.1999.00233.x Open in new window
URL
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1046/j.1365-3121.1999.00233.x Open in new window
Abstract
Catastrophic failures of volcano flanks represent one of the most hazardous geological phenomena. These immense mass movements originate either by increasing the destabilizing forces (driving forces) or by reducing the strength of the materials involved, or both. The study of large volcanic landslides on Tenerife suggests that the presence of weak residual soils (palaeosols) in combination with the pre-existence of deep, narrow canyons created by fluvial erosion, have played a fundamental role i...
Group of research
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics

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