Introduction: Landslides in coastal and submarine environments

Michael Strasser, Yonggang Jia, Yasuhiro Yamada, Roger Urgeles

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLandslide Science for a Safer Geoenvironment
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 3: Targeted Landslides
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783319049960
ISBN (Print)9783319049953
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Environmental Science


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