Accession Number : AD0766209

Title :   The Influence of Clay Minerals on Surficial Earth Movements.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 71,

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK DEPT OF GEOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Kerr,Paul F.

Report Date : 31 MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The report is a condensed summary based on studies extending over 10 years and covered by 16 publications. Mention is made of the clay-water situation, the role of clay minerals in landslide formation, the range of speeds in landslide movement, the fluid movement of clay (thixotropy), and underflow in landslides. Discussion is included on theories of landslide origin. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AVALANCHES, *CLAY), (*SOIL MECHANICS, CLAY), CLAY MINERALS, KAOLINITE, MONTMORILLONITE, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE