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3D model of the Dohlenstein Landslide, Kahla, Germany

Structures Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
The Dohlenstein landslide occurred on an inverted graben in the Saale valley, Germany. The top of the hill is made up of Muschelkalk, the base is Buntsandstein (both Triassic rocks). The first description of a landslide is from 1740. Back then the Saale River was partially blocked. Even today the river has not managed to fully erode the landslide toe. The landslide was reactivated several times (1780, 1828, 1881, 1920). >> YouTube Video...




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