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Open image in new window Introduction: Landslides in Coastal and Submarine Environments

  • Michael StrasserEmail author
  • Yonggang Jia
  • Yasuhiro Yamada
  • Roger Urgeles
Conference paper

Abstract

Lack of direct observations and restricted access limits our current knowledge about submarine and coastal landslides. Open research questions remain regarding landslide recurrence rates, trigger mechanisms, failure dynamics, their impact on coastal and seafloor infrastructure and their role in causing subsequent effects such as tsunamis. The session C8 of the 3rd World Landslide Forum addresses causes and consequences of hazardous mass movements in coastal and marine areas. The session highlights the role of innovative marine-geophysical, -geological, and –geotechnical surveys and site-investigation techniques in coastal and subaquatic landslide research, hazard assessment and mitigation. This introductory paper to the C8 section of the WLF3 volume provides a brief overview on the general topic and presents the compendium of seven papers contributed by landslide experts from different parts of the world to document detailed case studies on coastal and submarine landslides as well as landslide tsunamis.

Keywords

Coastal landslides Submarine mass movements Landslide tsunami 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This session is co-sponsored by the International Geoscience Program “Earth’s continental Margins: Assessing the Geohazard from submarine Landslides” IGCP-585, funded by the International Union of Geological Science (IUGS) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Strasser
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yonggang Jia
    • 2
  • Yasuhiro Yamada
    • 3
  • Roger Urgeles
    • 4
  1. 1.ETH Zurich, Geological InstituteZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Ocean University of ChinaQingdaoChina
  3. 3.Department of Civil and Earth Resources EngineeringKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  4. 4.Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC)BarcelonaSpain

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