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Slope failures in the Faroe - Shetland Channel

Long, D.; Stevenson, A.G.; Wilson, C.K.; Bulat, J.. 2003 Slope failures in the Faroe - Shetland Channel. In: Locat, J.; Mienert, J., (eds.) Submarine mass movements and their consequences. Springer, 281-289. (Advances in natural and technological hazards research, 19).

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Abstract/Summary

Submarine slides varying from 0.002km3 to more than 360km3 have been identified in the Faroe - Shetland Channel using a wide range of surveys. Although not a major constraint to seabed use slides need to be considered as a potential geohazard. Dynamic loading of contouritic horizons is considered the triggering mechanism of these thin layer failures.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1007/978-94-010-0093-2_31
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Marine, Coastal and Hydrocarbons
NORA Subject Terms: Marine Sciences
Date made live: 18 Mar 2014 15:28 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/505936

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