Geografie 2010, 115, 377-392

The influence of climate effects and fluctuations in groundwater level on the stability of anthropogenic foothill slopes in the Krušné Hory Mountains, Czechia

Jan Burda1,2, Vít Vilímek1

1Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Přírodovědecká fakulta, katedra fyzické geografie a geoekologie, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia
2Výzkumný ústav pro hnědé uhlí a. s., Budovatelů 2830, 434 37 Most, Czechia

Received March 2010
Accepted October 2010

At the beginning of the 1980s, leveling circuits Z2b 11 and Z2b 3 (later also Z2b 12) were monitored as a means of confirming the hypothesis concerning the Krušné Hory Mountains uplift. Contemporary geodetical monitoring focuses on side slopes formed by Quaternary sediments and Tertiary clystones. The stability of these anthropogenic slopes is implicated by hillside inclination, geological and geomorphological settings as well as climatic factors. The main objective of this study is to geomorphologically interpret the geodetical monitoring of the ČSA open-pit mine’s hazardous side slopes and, in addition, to prove the influence of climatic factors on slope stability.


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