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Catastrophic landslides

effects, occurrence, and mechanisms

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Published by Geological Society of America in Boulder, CO .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Engineering geology.,
  • Landslides.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Stephen G. Evans and Jerome V. DeGraff.
    SeriesReviews in engineering geology -- v. 15.
    ContributionsEvans, Stephen G., 1948-, DeGraff, Jerome V.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTA703 .C38 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 411 p. :
    Number of Pages411
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17721967M
    ISBN 100813741157
    LC Control Number2002020273

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    Landslides are dangerous geohazards that can destroy or isolate residential areas and block roads and rivers. During the Wenchuan earthquake (China), rivers were dammed by more than landslides [], and potential dam failures pose a continued threat of catastrophic flooding in downstream the Nepal Gorkha earthquake, a huge landslide with an . In the area where the landslide occurred, the maximum and the minimum altitudes are m and m above mean sea level (m.s.l.), respectively, with a relative relief of m. The Baqiao landslide has caused a total fatality of 32 and is regarded as one of the most catastrophic landslides in loess areas of : Xingang Wang, Xingang Wang, Xingang Wang, Jiading Wang, Hongbin Zhan, Ping Li, Haijun Qiu, Sheng Hu.

      In July , three catastrophic landslides deposited about 20 x cubic meters of debris on Bualtar Glacier in the Karakoram Himalaya. A sudden acceleration and superficial breakup of the glacier provided an opportunity to examine the fresh deposits in depth. Beneath a surface layer of large boulders, finer materials, mainly sand and silt, made up half Cited by: Book Review of “Catastrophic Landslides: Effects, Occurrence, and Mechanisms”.


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It provides a worldwide survey of catastrophic landslide events written by leading authorities. Catastrophic Landslides begins by drawing upon South America to dramatically illustrate the impact of these phenomena on human populations. The occurrence of catastrophic landslides, including site-specific insights, is shown through six events of the past 20 years.

Several other chapters focus on the mechanisms involved with catastrophic landsides both in relation to geologic factors in a particular geographic area as well as to specific geologic processes.

Thus, a catastrophic landslide is one that is triggered by an exceptional process or cause and strongly affects (at least locally) the Earth's surface and its human and animal populations. In most cases, the causes of landslides are heavy precipitation, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, human activity, or a combination of these (Wieczorek, ).

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McSaveney Abstract. The natural blockage of river channels by landslide debris gives rise to a range of potentially adverse processes including complete or partial damming, backwater inundation and sedimentation, catastrophic outbursts of impounded lake waters, and downstream river aggradation following dam failure.

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and Japan Landslide Reviews: 3. 27 rows  Approximat people killed in the flooding and landslides, which occurred. A $54 million catastrophic landslide near Big Sur, California, was the result of heavy rains that came on the heels of a five-year drought, scientists : Pam Wright.

List of natural disasters by death toll. A natural disaster is a sudden event that causes widespread destruction, major collateral damage or loss of life, brought about by forces other than the acts of human beings. A major landslide occurred 4 miles ( km) east of Oso, Washington, United States, on Maat a.m.

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Vol Is October ISSN: X (Print) (Online) Recent Landslides. A rapid loess mudflow triggered by the check dam failure in a bulldoze mountain area, Lanzhou, China Experimental investigation of a catastrophic landslide in northern Pakistan. Saima Riaz, Gonghui Wang. Catastrophic landslides have direct geomorphic impacts at the local, basin-wide and mountain-belt scales, as synthe- sized by Costa and Schuster (), Hewitt (, )Author: Monique Fort.

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