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Morphological and geological aspects related to large slope failures on oceanic islands: the huge La Orotava landslides on Tenerife, Canary Islands

Author
Hurlimann, M.; Marti, J.; Ledesma, A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Geomorphology
Date of publication
2004-10
Volume
62
Number
3-4
First page
143
Last page
158
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2004.02.008 Open in new window
Repository
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/278077022_Morphological_and_geological_aspects_related_to_large_slope_failures_on_oceanic_islands_-_The_huge_La_Orotava_landslides_on_Tenerife_Canary_Islands Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169555X04000753 Open in new window
Abstract
Huge volcanic landslides are one of the most hazardous geomorphological processes that can occur during the evolution of volcanic ocean islands. The causes of these phenomena, however, are very complex and combine non-volcanic and volcanic factors. In the Canary Islands, more than 20 events have been detected during the last decades. A detailed analysis was carried out for La Orotava amphitheatre on Tenerife in order to understand the relationship between geomorphological and geological aspects ...
Keywords
Landslide Volcanic geomorphology Oceanic island Tenerife Canary Islands
Group of research
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics

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