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Stability studies of surficial sediments in the Wilmington-Lindenkohl Canyons area, eastern U.S. margin

Geo-Marine Letters

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02462753

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Abstract

Stability analysis, based on infinite slope analysis and geotechnical data from a suite of 34 cores collected from the continental slope between Wilmington and Lindenkohl Canyons, indicates that the Quaternary surficial silty clay sediments on gentle slopes are stable; that sediment stability on steeper slopes (14??-19??) is marginal; and that on precipitous slopes (>50??) only a thin veneer of unconsolidated sediments can exist. Small earthquake-induced accelerations or the effects of internal waves can result in slope sediment instabilities. ?? 1982 A. M. Dowden, Inc.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Stability studies of surficial sediments in the Wilmington-Lindenkohl Canyons area, eastern U.S. margin
Series title:
Geo-Marine Letters
DOI:
10.1007/BF02462753
Volume
2
Issue:
3-4
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Publisher location:
Springer-Verlag
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geo-Marine Letters
First page:
129
Last page:
134
Number of Pages:
6