DC10: Characterization of lithology endmembers – bridging the gap between micro-scale sediment characteristic and macro-scale landslide behaviour

Host Institutions
University of Bremen

University of Kiel
[3+2 months]
University of Twente
[3 months]

Submarine landslides are gravity-driven mass movements that occur in underwater slope settings worldwide. In recent years, great effort has been put into the mapping of submarine landslides. Still, there is a clear lack in information regarding the internal structure and composition of submarine landslides and their failure planes, i.e. from sediment cores and in-situ measurements. Such information, however, is crucial for e.g. quantifying the relationship between landslide occurrence/behaviour and sediment lithology. DC10 will focus on investigating the impact of different lithologies on submarine landslide formation and behaviour.

We aim to compile a comprehensive dataset of key geophysical, sedimentological and geotechnical characteristics of different lithological endmembers that favour landslide formation and develop a standardized workflow for sediment core analyses. The goal of this project is to gain a deep understanding of the interplay between sediment lithology, depositional environment and landslide behaviour.

This project has received funding from the European Union under Grant Agreement No. 101120236
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