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Landslides in the Romanian Curvature Carpathians in 2010

  • Mihai MicuEmail author
  • Dan Bălteanu
  • Dana Micu
  • Răzvan Zarea
  • Ruţă Raluca
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Abstract

Similarly to many European countries, 2010 was a year of temperature and precipitation extremes in Romania. The spring showers that overlapped in numerous areas with snowmelt; the intense, torrential rainfalls in the summer; and the long-lasting autumn rains had either direct or indirect effects on the occurrence of numerous riverine floods, flash floods, and low-to-high-magnitude landslides. The Curvature area of the Romanian Carpathians was severely affected by flash floods and landslides, which caused damage to the extent of several millions of Euros. Through a series of case studies, this chapter presents the effects of spring and summer rains on landslide morphodynamics in Buzău County, manifested in either shallow earthslides, first-time failures, mudflow pulsations, or the reactivation of some deep-seated slides.

Keywords

Landslides Pulsating mudflow Flash floods Geomorphological mapping Buzău County Curvature Carpathians Romania 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mihai Micu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dan Bălteanu
    • 1
  • Dana Micu
    • 1
  • Răzvan Zarea
    • 2
  • Ruţă Raluca
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of GeographyRomanian Academy of SciencesBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Romanian Waters Company, Buzău-Ialomiţa BranchBuzăuRomania

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