Susceptibility of mid‐ocean ridge volcanic islands and seamounts to large‐scale landsliding

  title={Susceptibility of mid‐ocean ridge volcanic islands and seamounts to large‐scale landsliding},
  author={Neil C. Mitchell},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  • N. Mitchell
  • Published 1 April 2003
  • Geology
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
[1] With a view to assessing the incidence of large-scale landsliding, a morphologic database was created for volcanic islands and seamounts on young oceanic lithosphere. The database included 44 mid-ocean ridge seamounts, Jasper seamount and the islands of Ascension, Bouvet, Guadalupe, and several of the Galapagos and Azores Islands, supplemented with published reports from a further five volcanic edifices. The data reveal that major landslides are common on edifices taller than 2500 m but are… 
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