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The landslide of Sainte-Adresse cliff

January 1, 1994

The Sainte-Adresse Cliff in the neighborhood of Le Havre was subject in the past to repeated movements of greater of lesser scope which in 1944 have become markedly accentuated because of works on the "Atlantic Wall" and bomb and mine explosions.

The situation became dangerous and required a complete study including geological and geotechnical surveys with borings and search of slip planes.

The study enabled us to explain the mechanism of the observed movements and to establish a program of consolidating works. 

Citation Information

Publication Year 1954
Title The landslide of Sainte-Adresse cliff
DOI 10.3133/ofr5429
Authors M. M. Buisson, Severine Britt
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 54-29
Index ID ofr5429
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse