Landslides

, Volume 11, Issue 6, pp 1131–1139 | Cite as

A morphogenetic insight into a multi-hazard analysis: Bâsca Mare landslide dam

  • Mihai Micu
  • Marta Jurchescu
  • Dana Micu
  • Răzvan Zarea
  • Veronica Zumpano
  • Dan Bălteanu
Recent Landslides

Abstract

Slope–channel coupling in geomorphologically active regions represents a topic with numerous implications, from both fundamental and applied perspectives. Landsliding and erosion combine under the influence of the morphostructural and lithological, seismic, climatic, and anthropic factors, and their interaction may materialize in landslide dams, forms which are conditioning the future slope and river morphology and morphodynamics. The proper understanding of the predisposition and preparing and triggering factors in case of landslide dams could provide significant information in the risk analysis, assessment, and management. The occurrence in July 2013 of a landslide dam in the Buzău Mountains (along the Bâsca Mare river), caused by the partial reactivation of a dormant deep-seated landslide, allowed the outlining of the entire agents–forms–processes framework, offering in the meantime the background data for a future multi-hazard assessment. Since the Vrancea seismic region (area that comprises the Curvature Carpathians of Romania) represents one of Europe’s most slope/channel/seismically active regions, the case–study offers important insight information that allows in the meantime the analysis of multi-hazard at a regional scale.

Keywords

Landslide dam Morphogenesis Multi-hazard Curvature Carpathians 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mihai Micu
    • 1
  • Marta Jurchescu
    • 1
  • Dana Micu
    • 1
  • Răzvan Zarea
    • 2
  • Veronica Zumpano
    • 1
  • Dan Bălteanu
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of GeographyRomanian AcademyBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Romanian W+aters CompanyBuzau-Ialomita BranchBuzauRomania

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