volume 14, issue 4, P582-602 1977
DOI: 10.1139/t77-059
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Abstract: The literature dealing with extensive retrogression of landslides in sensitive sediments is reviewed and found to be inadequate in several respects. One obvious deficiency is in the link between supposed retrogressive mechanisms and the morphology of the resultant ‘earthflow’ cavity. Detailed attention is focussed on the origin of linear clay ridges that protrude from the floors of fresh earthflows, and persist for only a short time before being degraded to micro-scale features. The theory of landslide retrog…

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