Slope Failures in the Faroe — Shetland Channel

  • D. Long
  • A. G. Stevenson
  • C. K. Wilson
  • J. Bulat
Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 19)

Abstract

Submarine slides varying from 0.002km3 to more than 360km3 have been identified in the Faroe — Shetland Channel using a wide range of surveys. Although not a major constraint to seabed use slides need to be considered as a potential geohazard. Dynamic loading of contouritic horizons is considered the triggering mechanism of these thin layer failures.

Keywords

Faroe — Shetland Channel submarine slide contourites seismicity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Long
    • 1
  • A. G. Stevenson
    • 1
  • C. K. Wilson
    • 1
  • J. Bulat
    • 1
  1. 1.British Geological SurveyEdinburghUK

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