Climate and pedological factors of slump development on a Transylvanian example

Open access

Abstract

Areas endangered by slump formation in the M˘agherani Basin, part of the Nirajului Hills (Romania), are studied in the present paper. Time periods considered dangerous regarding the development of slumps and the degree of risk were determined. Pedological conditions of the model area are assessed based on field and laboratory measurements, self-constructed maps and literature data. These factors could have contributed to the formation of slump phenomena in the model area.

References

  • [1] Chleborad, A. F., Baum, R. L. and Godt, J. P. (2006), Rainfall thresholds for forecasting landslides in the Seattle, Washington, Areaexceedance and probability. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1064.

  • [2] Chung C. F., Fabbri A. G. (1999), Probabilistic prediction model for landslide hazard mapping. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 65: 1389-99.

  • [3] Coe, J. A., Michael, J. A., Crovelli, R. A., Savage, W. Z., Laprade, W. T., Nashem, W. D. (2004), Probabilistic assessment of precipitationtriggered landslides using historical records of landslide occurrence, Seattle, Washington. Environmental and Engineering Geoscience 10 (2), 103-122.

  • [4] Schuylenborgh, J. van (1972), Short introduction to the physico-chemical aspects of weathering and soil formation. Lecture notes I.T.C. Enschede.

  • [5] Montgomery, D. R., Sullivan, K., and Greenberg, H. M. (1998), Regional test of a model for shallow landsliding. Hydrological Processes 12: 943-55.

  • [6] Swanson, F. J. and Dryness, C. T. (1975), Impact of clear-cutting and road construction of soil erosion by landslides in the western Cascade Range, Oregon. Geology 3: 393-6.

  • [7] Ujvari, J., Buz, V. (1973), Perioade caracteristice de supraumectare a apelor subterane ,si procesele gravitat,ionale de versant, Studia Univ. Babe¸s-Bolyai, seria Geographia, fasc. 2, Cluj-Napoca.

  • [8] Varnes, D. J. (1984), Landslide Hazard Zonation: A Review of Principles and Practice. Paris, UNESCO Press, 63 pp.

  • [9] Zezere, J. L., Trigo, R. M., and Trigo, I. F. (2005), Shallow and deep landslides induced by rainfall in the Lisbon region (Portugal): assessment of relationships with the North Atlantic Oscillation, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 5, 331-344.

Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Agriculture and Environment

The Journal of "Sapientia" Hungarian University of Transylvania

Journal Information

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 7 7 7
PDF Downloads 2 2 2