Recurrent landslides predisposed by fault-induced weathering of flysch in the Western Carpathians
Published:January 01, 2010
T. Pánek, J. Hradecký, J. Minár, K. Šilhán, 2010. "Recurrent landslides predisposed by fault-induced weathering of flysch in the Western Carpathians", Weathering as a Predisposing Factor to Slope Movements, D. Calcaterra, M. Parise
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The interrelationship between slope deformation and fault-induced weathering as a predisposing factor for the development of sliding is analysed through several case studies from the Western Carpathians in the Czech Republic. The study area comprises flysch nappes with alternating sandstone and shale of different permeability. These lithological structures are affected by systems of faults. Recurring slope instability is found associated with zones of deep weathering in tectonically weakened areas. Climatic variability of landslide activity can be identified during the Holocene by means of radiocarbon dating and pollen analysis. Areas affected by recurring landsliding suggest gradual and cyclic landslide frequency.
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Weathering as a Predisposing Factor to Slope Movements
This volume is intended to provide an up-to-date overview of the approaches, methodologies and techniques devoted to better understanding of the weathering conditions of rock masses on slopes. According to the local conditions, a variety of slope movements may take place and involve weathered rock masses. Shallow and rapid soil slips evolving to debris flows are probably the most common type of slope movement. At the same time, deep-seated, intermittent landslides can also affect large volumes of weathered rocks and soils. Despite the high frequency of landslides in weathered materials, and the damage and casualties they repeatedly cause, little is known about the relationship between weathering and slope movements. This book presents worldwide case studies, where a variety of geological and geomorphological settings are discussed. The content is divided into three sections: the first is devoted to broad aspects of the weathering/landslide processes; the second and third sections include papers dealing with igneous/metamorphic and sedimentary weathered rocks, respectively.