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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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