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Structure and morphology of submarine slab slides: clues to origin and behavior

Marine Geotechnology

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DOI: 10.1080/10641199109379882

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Abstract

Geologic features suggest that some slab slides probably result from long-term strength degradation of weak layers deep in the homoclinal section. Time-dependent strain in clay-rich layers can create potential slide surfaces of low frictional strength. Competent layers are weak in tension and probably fragment in the first instance of, or even prior to, translation, and the allochthonous mass is readily transformed into a high-momentum debris flow. The structure and geomorphology of slab slides provide important clues to their origin and behavior. -from Author

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Structure and morphology of submarine slab slides: clues to origin and behavior
Series title:
Marine Geotechnology
DOI:
10.1080/10641199109379882
Volume
10
Issue:
1-2
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Marine Geotechnology
First page:
53
Last page:
69
Number of Pages:
17