Mass Wasting, Slope Instability


Ligurian Margin

Northwest Africa





Urlaub, Morelia, Krastel, S., Schwenk, T. (2019) Submarine landslides in an upwelling system: Climatically controlled preconditioning of the cap blanc slide complex (offshore NW Africa), Geophysical Monograph Series, 246, 299-311,

Krastel, Sebastian, Li, W., Urlaub, M., Georgiopoulou, A., Wynn, R. B., Schwenk, T., Stevenson, C., and Feldens, P. (2019) Mass wasting along the NW African continental margin: Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 477, 151-167,

Roesner, Alexander, Wiemer G., Kreiter S., Wenau S., Wu TW., Courboulex F., Spiess V., Kopf A. (2018) Impact of seismicity on Nice slope stability—Ligurian Basin, SE France: a geotechnical revisit. Landslides 16 (1), 23-35,

Urlaub, Morelia, Geersen J., Krastel S., Schwenk T. (2018) Diatom ooze: Crucial for the generation of submarine mega-slides? Geology, 46, 4, 331-334, (PDF)

Krastel, Sebastian, Lehr J., Winkelmann D., Schwenk T., Preu B., Strasser M., Wynn, RB., Georgiopoulou A., Hanebuth, TJJ. (2014) Mass Wasting Along Atlantic Continental Margins: A Comparison Between NW-Africa and the de la Plata River Region (Northern Argentina and Uruguay). Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences: 6th International Symposium, 37, 459-469,

Henkel, Susann, Schwenk T., Hanebuth TJJ., Strasser M., Riedinger N., Formolo M., Tomasini J., Krastel S., Kasten S. (2012) Pore Water Geochemistry as a Tool for Identifying and Dating Recent Mass-Transport Deposits: Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, v. 31, p. 87-+,

Krastel, Sebastian, Wynn, RB., Georgiopoulou A., Geersen J., Henrich R., Meyer M., Schwenk T. (2012) Large-Scale Mass Wasting on the Northwest African Continental Margin: Some General Implications for Mass Wasting on Passive Continental Margins. Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, 31, 189-199,

Lindhorst, Katja, Gruen M., Krastel S., Schwenk T. (2012) Hydroacoustic Analysis of Mass Wasting Deposits in Lake Ohrid (FYR Macedonia/Albania). Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, 31, 245-+,

Meyer, Matthias, Geersen J., Krastel S., Schwenk T., Winkelmann D. (2012) Dakar Slide Offshore Senegal, NW-Africa: Interaction of Stacked Giant Mass Wasting Events and Canyon Evolution. Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, 31, 177-+,

Henkel, Susann, Strasser M., Schwenk T., Hanebuth TJJ., Husener J., Arnold GL., Winkelmann D., Formolo M., Tomasini J., Krastel S., Kasten S. (2011) An interdisciplinary investigation of a recent submarine mass transport deposit at the continental margin off Uruguay. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 12, 1-19,

Georgiopoulou, A., Masson D., Wynn RB., Krastel S. (2010) The Sahara Slide: Initiation and processes from headwall to deposit of a giant submarine slide. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 11, 1-22,

Förster Annika, Spiess V., Kopf A., Dennilou, B. (2010) Mass Wasting Dynamics at the Deeper Slope of the Ligurian Margin (Southern France). in: Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences  Book Series: Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, 28, 67-77,

Förster, Annika., Ellis R., Henrich R., Krastel S., Kopf A. (2010) Geotechnical characterization and strain analyses of sediment in the Mauritania Slide Complex, NW-Africa. Marine and Petroleum Geology,, 27, 1175-1189,

Strozyk Frank, Strasser M., Krastel S., Meyer,M., Huhn K. (2010) Reconstruction of retreating mass wasting from progressive slope steepening of the northeastern Cretan margin, eastern Mediterranean. Marine Geology. 271, 44-54,

Strozyk, Frank, Huhn K., Strasser M., Krastel S., Kock I., Kopf A. (2009) New evidence for mass wasting at the NE Cretan slope: a multi-stage slide complex from the eastern Mediterranean. Marine Geology, 263, 97-107,

Henrich, Rüdiger, Hanebuth TTJ., Krastel S., Neubert N., Wynn R. (2008) Architecture and sediment dynamics of the Mauritania Slide Complex. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 25, 17-33,

Antobreh, Andrew A., Krastel S. (2007) Mauritania Slide Complex: Morphology, seismic characterisation and processes of formation. International Journal of Earth Sciences. 96, 451-472,

Georgiopoulou, A., Krastel S., Masson DG., Wynn RB. (2007) Repeated instability of the NW African Margin related to buried landslide scarps. In Lykousis, V., Sakellariou, D., Locat, J. (eds) Submarine mass movements and their consequences. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, Springer, 29-36,

Kopf, Achim, Stegmann S., Krastel S., Förster A., Strasser M., Irving M. (2007) Marine deepwater free fall CPT measurements for landslide characterisation off Crete, Greece (Eastern Mediterranean Sea). Part 2: Initial data from the western Cretan Sea. In Lykousis, V., Sakellariou, D., Locat, J. (eds) Submarine mass movements and their consequences. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, Springer, 199-208,

Krastel, Sebastian, Wynn RB., Hanebuth TJJ., Henrich R., Holz C., Meggers H., Kuhlmann H., Georgiopoulou A., Schulz HD. (2006) Mapping of seabed morphology and shallow sediment structure of the Mauritania continental margin, Northwest Africa: Some implications for geohazard potential. Norwegian Journal of Geology, 86, 163-176, (PDF). 

Antobreh, Andrew (2005) Channelised and open-slope processes of mass sediment transport - their morphological and seismic characterisation from selected Atlantic high productivity regions. Dissertation, 130 pp..

Hensen, Christian, Zabel M., Pfeifer K., Schwenk T., Kasten S., Riedinger N., Schulz HD., Boettius A. (2003) Control of sulfate pore-water profiles by sedimentary events and the significance of anaerobic oxidation of methane for the burial of sulfur in marine sediments: Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 67 (14) 2631-2647,

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