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Development of a ground model for the UK Channel Tunnel portal

J. S. Griffiths
J. S. Griffiths
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Plymouth, Devon, UK
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January 01, 2001


Engineering geomorphological mapping is primarily concerned with identifying and mapping the features on the ground surface. However, detailed mapping linked to limited subsurface data can provide the first approximation of a ground model in some situations. In this example mapping was carried out at the location of the proposal Channel Tunnel portal at Castle Hill near Folkestone, England, prior to any detailed ground investigations with the aim of establishing the nature and extent of the landslide complex that existed at the site. Full details of the study can be found in Griffiths et al. 1995.

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Geological Society, London, Engineering Geology Special Publications

Land Surface Evaluation for Engineering Practice

Geological Society of London
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January 01, 2001




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