The northwestern coast of Malta is characterised by spectacular geomorphological landscapes and by the presence of various types of landslides at different stages of evolution. The generation of landslides has been favoured by the geological situation, which comprises a highly jointed limestone cap rock cropping out above marls and clays. It is because of its aesthetic and natural value, plus its scientific and historic interest, that the northwestern coast of Malta has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List and, in addition, a large portion of the coast in this area has been incorporated in the Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park.

The Spectacular Landslide-Controlled Landscape of the Northwestern Coast of Malta / Soldati, M.; Devoto, S.; Prampolini, M.; Pasuto, A.. - (2019), pp. 167-178. [10.1007/978-3-030-15456-1_14]

The Spectacular Landslide-Controlled Landscape of the Northwestern Coast of Malta

Soldati M.
;
Devoto S.;Prampolini M.;
2019

Abstract

The northwestern coast of Malta is characterised by spectacular geomorphological landscapes and by the presence of various types of landslides at different stages of evolution. The generation of landslides has been favoured by the geological situation, which comprises a highly jointed limestone cap rock cropping out above marls and clays. It is because of its aesthetic and natural value, plus its scientific and historic interest, that the northwestern coast of Malta has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List and, in addition, a large portion of the coast in this area has been incorporated in the Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park.
Landscapes and Landforms of the Maltese Islands
Springer Nature
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The Spectacular Landslide-Controlled Landscape of the Northwestern Coast of Malta / Soldati, M.; Devoto, S.; Prampolini, M.; Pasuto, A.. - (2019), pp. 167-178. [10.1007/978-3-030-15456-1_14]
Soldati, M.; Devoto, S.; Prampolini, M.; Pasuto, A.
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