Der prähistorische Bergsturz von Pfannes/Südtirol (Italien)

Gerd Hering, Gunter Langheinrich & Norbert Wilczewski
As a part of a diploma thesis at the University of Göttingen the tockslide of Pfannes (Pfitschtal/South-Tyrol/ Province of Bozen/Italy) was mapped in detail in 1986. The rockslide masses were described petrographically. In agreement with Klebelsberg (1953) it is concluded that the prehistoric rockslide has been caused by the melting of the youngest quaternary glacier and the subsequent loss of support for the undercut outer bank. The rockslide masses detached along numerous minor tectonic surfaces...