DEEP-REACHING GRAVITATIONAL DEFORMATIONS OF HIGH MOUNTAIN SLOPES

Some of the high mountain slopes are affected by deep-reaching gravitational deformations. Significant geomorphological manifestations of these deformations were described from many high mountain ranges of the world. The type of deformation depends on the geological structure of the slope. During the last ten years various opinions on the movement mechanism of these slope deformations have been expressed and schematic cross-sections drawn. Dips of slope deformations are given within the range of 18 degree to 50 degree. A whole series of factors may be responsible for the origin of these deformations. Deep-reaching gravitational deformations can cause serious economic damage.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A paper presented at the Landslides and Other Mass Movements Symposium, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 15-16 September 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Association of Engineering Geology

    De-Greift-strasse 195; P.O.B. 1080
    D 415 Krefeld 1,   Germany 

    International Association of Engineering Geology

    De-Greift-strasse 195; P.O.B. 1080
    D 415 Krefeld 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Mahr, T
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

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  • Accession Number: 00183842
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM