Repeated Instability Of The Nw African Margin Related To Buried Landslide Scarps.

TitleRepeated Instability Of The Nw African Margin Related To Buried Landslide Scarps.
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsGeorgiopoulou, A, Krastel, S, Masson, D, Wynn, R, Lykousis, V, Sakellariou, D, Locat, J
EditorLykousis, V, Sakellariou, D, Locat, J
Book TitleSubmarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences
Series TitleAdvances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
Volume27
Pagination29-36
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
ISBN Number978-1-4020-6512-5
KeywordsEarth and Environmental Science
Abstract

The Sahara Slide occurred approximately at 50-59 Ka offshore Western Sahara in a mid-slope setting (1900 m water-depth). The existence of several buried and stacked slide events, seen on high resolution seismic profiles, provide new insights into slide location and triggering mechanisms. Buried slide scarps coincide remarkably with scarps and boundaries of the Sahara Slide, presently exposed on the seafloor. The objectives of this work are to examine the long-term stability of this part of the margin and investigate the triggering mechanism(s) that led to these massive events.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6512-5_4