Les éboulements de terrain dans l'Est du Canada - Landslides in Eastern Canada

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Proceedings titleTechnical Memorandum, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada
ConferenceReprinted from "The Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: 01 August 1957, London
Pages325329; # of pages: 5
AbstractNumerous landslides have occurred periodically in the recent sedimentarysoils of Eastern Canada. Examination of stratification and fossils in the soil.indic,ates that the retreat of glaciers was immediately followed by an mvasion of the sea. Thus the Champlain Sea was apparently formed at the end of glaciers, and glacial drift wasdeposited together with marine sediments. These conditions of glacial-marine environment and the relatively rapid retreat of glaciers resulted in the peculiar geotechnical properties of these deposits. The importance of variations in the water table and of erosion at the toe of slopes of unstable material is discussed. Certain analogies and the.location of landslides are given in support. The preliminary analysis of three cases of landslides (at Rimouski,Lake St John and Nicolet) is presented to show the influence of soil conditions and degree of stratification on the slide mechanism. The nature of the sediment, its mineralogical composition and the physicochemical phenomena which have affected the properties of the soil are factors of its sensitivity.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number21046
NPARC number20373994
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