Climate change and evolution of landslide hazard at Nefyn Bay

G. Jenkins, Andy Gibson, A. Humpage

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    Abstract

    An essential tool in the management of present slope instability is understanding the climatic history of an area, and how this relates to the deposition and stability of sediments. Late Pleistocene and early Holocene climatic changes have had a significant influence upon sediment deposition and subsequent modifi-cation, and this has a direct bearing on Holocene coastal landsliding that continues to the present day. The cliffs of Nefyn Bay, on the northern coast of the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales, exhibit a complicated succession of sediments deposited as result of changes in geoenvironmental conditions over time. Examination of the cliffs has shown that understanding the complex relationship between sediments, climate and slope stability is essential if we are to successfully manage unstable terrain in the region, given that the frequency of extreme climatic events is forecast to increase in the future.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLandslides and climate change: challenges and solutions: proceedings of the International Conference on Landslides and Climate Change, Ventnor, Isle of Wright, UK, 21-24 May 2007
    EditorsR. McInnes, J. Jakeways, H. Fairbank, E. Mathie
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    Pages113-119
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)9780415443180
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Publication series

    NameProceedings and Monographs in Engineering, Water and Earth Sciences
    PublisherTaylor & Francis

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