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  • Domaine de recherche :
    Sciences de la Terre et de l'Univers, Sciences de l'homme et de la société
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  • Site :
    Université de Nantes
  • Responsable du projet :
    Decaulne Armelle

Dynamic Slope Geomorphology and vulnerability in Nunavik, Canada

Several of the villages and parks in Nunavik (northern Quebec, Canada) are located close to high reliefs where slope record frequent gravity movements. In such setting, providing data regarding landforms, their dynamics and induced risk for a growing local population and even more numerous tourists years after years within the parks are requested. The first objective of project DeSiGN is to improve the slope dynamic knowledge over long-term and mid to short-term periods in a global warming context. The second objective is to characterize both hazard and vulnerability, to define and quantify risk due to slope dynamics. To reach these objectives, we privilege a methodology based on field techniques offered by geomorphology and stratigraphy, and lab analyses (dating, sedimentology, dendrochronology).