Drowned and partially drowned relic landslide deposits on the northwestern coast of Lantau Island, Hong Kong SAR


Grant Data
Project Title
Drowned and partially drowned relic landslide deposits on the northwestern coast of Lantau Island, Hong Kong SAR
Principal Investigator
Dr Yim, Wai Shu Wyss   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Professor Ridley Thomas William Nigel   (Co-Investigator)
Professor Jiao Jimmy Jiu Jiu   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2004-09-01
Completion Date
2007-08-31
Amount
283000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Hong Kong, landslide
Discipline
Earth Sciences
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
HKU 7051/04P
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2004/2005
Status
Completed
Objectives
To study the genesis of drowned and partially drowned relic landslide deposits occurring in the coastal sequences of Hong Kong; to develop an integrated land-sea stratigraphy for the landslide deposits; to demonstrate that the landslides forming the deposits are truly natural in origin. (Note - the destruction of natural vegetation through human activity is considered unnatural because of its replacement by a secondary climax vegetation.); to further test the validity of the offshore geological model of Yim (1994) summarised in Appendix 2; to examine how the results can benefit slope studies in Hong Kong and elsewhere.