Inventory of Rock Slope Deformations Affecting Folded Sedimentary Layers in Moderate Relief Context: The Case of the Livingstone Range Anticlinorium, AB, Canada

  • F. HumairEmail author
  • J.-L. Epard
  • M.-H. Derron
  • M. Jaboyedoff
  • D. Pana
  • C. Froese
  • A. Pedrazzini
Conference paper


This contribution investigates the distribution of rock slope deformations (RSD) and their relationships with tectonic structures, lithological and topographic contexts. This is performed in a moderate relief context (1,100–2,500 masl.) affected by thin-skin tectonic. The proposed inventory, along the Livingstone range anticlinorium (LRA), contains 160 gravitational events that are spatially clustered in four areas. The thrust-folds properties (density, geometry and lithology) and the local relief appear to primary influence the development of RSD in this context.


Thin skin tectonic Sedimentary layers Rock slope deformations Inventory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Humair
    • 1
    Email author
  • J.-L. Epard
    • 1
  • M.-H. Derron
    • 1
  • M. Jaboyedoff
    • 1
  • D. Pana
    • 2
  • C. Froese
    • 3
  • A. Pedrazzini
    • 4
  1. 1.ISTEUniversity of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Alberta Geological SurveyEdmontonCanada
  3. 3.Alberta Energy RegulatorCalgaryCanada
  4. 4.Office de l’environnementSt-UrsanneSwitzerland

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