Landslide recognition

identification, movement, and clauses

Author: Richard Dikau,European Commission

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471964773

Category: Science

Page: 251

View: 567

Every year a landslide disaster occurs somewhere in Europe. Destructive events are fortunately infrequent but when they do occur they are often tragic in their effects. Europe is heavily populated and development is expanding into areas where natural events are more likely to happen. Landslide Recognition is written by specialists from several European institutions and is designed to portray the diagnostic features of landslides as they would appear in the field, on maps or in photographs. Brief descriptions are provided and some guidance is given in the area in which different landslide types might be expected. This book will assist planners, developers, engineers and earth scientists to recognise where a problem may exist and to diagnose what type of failure may occur. The correct investigations and remedial measures may then be applied.

Floods and Landslides: Integrated Risk Assessment

Author: Riccardo Casale,Claudio Margottini

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642586090

Category: Nature

Page: 375

View: 2129

A review of such natural disasters as floods and landslides, highlighting the possibility of safe and correct land planning and management by means of a global approach to territory. Since the events deriving from slope and fluvial dynamics are commonly triggered by the same factor, occur at the same time and are closely related, this book analyses floods and slope stability phenomena as different aspects of the same dynamic system: the drainage basin.

Encyclopedia of Geomorphology

Author: Andrew Goudie

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415327381

Category: Geomorphology

Page: 1156

View: 4481

The first such reference work in thirty-five years, this is a comprehensive guide to both specific landforms and the major types of processes that create them. This two-volume set provides a historical overview of the field, while exploring recent key discoveries about tectonic and climatic changes as well as the use of new techniques such as modeling, remote sensing, and process measurement. Written by a team of expert contributors from over thirty countries, the nearly 700 alphabetically arranged entries are cross-referenced, indexed, and include up-to-date suggestions for further reading. Fully illustrated with over 360 tables and illustrations, this will be the definitive reference source for students, researchers, and practitioners in geomorphology as well as geography, earth science, sedimentology, and environmental science.

Landslide Hazard and Risk

Author: Thomas Glade,Malcolm Anderson,Malcolm G. Anderson,Michael J. Crozier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471486633

Category: Science

Page: 802

View: 9612

Impacts of landslides range from site destruction, through problemsfor the maintenance of buildings and infrastructure, to animpediment for economic development. Previous attempts to addresslandslide risk have either treated components of the problem inisolation or characterised the wider issue from just a singlediscipline perspective. This book takes a holistic view oflandslide hazard and risk through the development of integratedapproaches to analysis, perception and management. Landslide Hazard and Risk brings together a wide range ofexperience, covering the social, economic and cultural context,management options, and the application of science and technology,for the reduction of risk from landslides. This book is dividedinto four major parts covering conceptual models in approachinglandslide risk, evaluation of risk, management of risk andend-to-end solutions of risk. It examines risk assessment andmanagement from theory to practice, from conventional methodologyto future possibilities. Provides a range of multidisciplinary approaches and guidanceon their appropriate use. Presents specifications and contexts for the next generation ofprocess models. Focuses on the means and methods of investigation, and thetreatment of data to represent the probabilities and uncertaintiesof hazard and risk. Evaluates state-of-the-art techniques and futuredirections. This book is essential reading for professionals and practitionersin landscape, watershed and hazard management, as well as riskanalysts, geomorphologists, hydrologists, foresters andenvironmental consultants. Would be excellent background readingfor researchers and graduate students interested in landslides,hazards, risk assessment and slope stability in Departments ofGeography, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Civil Engineeringand Planning.


Proceedings of the First European Conference on Landslides, Prague, Czech Republic, 24-26 June 2002

Author: J. Rybar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351435795

Category: Science

Page: 748

View: 7519

The proceedings contain five invited lectures and 99 papers relevant to landslide occurrence and problems from Europe, Asia, America, Africa and Australia and New Zealand. The five special invited lectures deal with a variety of important aspects of landslides.

Advancing Culture of Living with Landslides

Volume 2 Advances in Landslide Science

Author: Matjaz Mikos,Binod Tiwari,Yueping Yin,Kyoji Sassa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331953498X

Category: Nature

Page: 1197

View: 5755

This volume contains peer-reviewed papers from the Fourth World Landslide Forum organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), the Global Promotion Committee of the International Programme on Landslides (IPL), University of Ljubljana (UL) and Geological Survey of Slovenia in Ljubljana, Slovenia from May 29 to June 2,. The complete collection of papers from the Forum is published in five full-color volumes. This second volume contains the following: • Two keynote lectures • Landslide Field Recognition and Identification: Remote Sensing Techniques, Field Techniques • Landslide Investigation: Field Investigations, Laboratory Testing • Landslide Modeling: Landslide Mechanics, Simulation Models • Landslide Hazard Risk Assessment and Prediction: Landslide Inventories and Susceptibility, Hazard Mapping Methods, Damage Potential Prof. Matjaž Mikoš is the Forum Chair of the Fourth World Landslide Forum. He is the Vice President of International Consortium on Landslides and President of the Slovenian National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. Prof. Binod Tiwari is the Coordinator of the Volume 2 of the Fourth World Landslide Forum. He is a Board member of the International Consortium on Landslides and an Executive Editor of the International Journal “Landslides”. He is the Chair-Elect of the Engineering Division of the US Council of Undergraduate Research, Award Committee Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineering, Geo-Institute’s Committee on Embankments, Slopes, and Dams Committee. Prof. Yueping Yin is the President of the International Consortium on Landslides and the Chairman of the Committee of Geo-Hazards Prevention of China, and the Chief Geologist of Geo-Hazard Emergency Technology, Ministry of Land and Resources, P.R. China. Prof. Kyoji Sassa is the Founding President of the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL). He is Executive Director of ICL and the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal“Landslides” since its foundation in 2004. IPL (International Programme on Landslides) is a programme of the ICL. The programme is managed by the IPL Global Promotion Committee including ICL and ICL supporting organizations, UNESCO, WMO, FAO, UNISDR, UNU, ICSU, WFEO, IUGS and IUGG. The IPL contributes to the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction and the ISDR-ICL Sendai Partnerships 2015–2025.

The Use of Historical Data in Natural Hazard Assessments

Author: Thomas Glade,Paola Albini,Félix Francés

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401734909

Category: Science

Page: 222

View: 386

Natural hazards such as earthquakes, landslides, floods, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and hurricanes cause environmental, economic as well as sociological problems worldwide. In recent years, greater availability of information and sensational media reports of natural hazard occurrence -and in particular in terms of property damage or loss oflife caused by these hazards -resulted in an increase of hazard awareness at a societal level. This increase in public awareness has often been misconstrued as an indication that natural hazards have been occurring more frequently with higher magnitudes in recent years/decades, thus causing more damage than in the past. It is still under debate, however, to which extent recent increases in damage can be related to changing frequencies of natural processes, or whether catastrophic events occur at similar rates as they always had. If the latter is the case, the reason for a greater damage can be related to dramatic population growth over the last century, with a substantial augmentation of population density in some regions. Indeed, the implications are more server in underdeveloped and developing countries, where urbanisation has increasingly occurred in hazard prone areas such as coastal zones, alluvial river plains and steep slopes, thus causing an increase in the exposure to natural hazards. Some groups of society in wealthy countries accept higher risks in order to live directly on top of a cliff or on a steep slope to enjoy panoramic views of the landscape.

Landslide Dynamics: ISDR-ICL Landslide Interactive Teaching Tools

Volume 1: Fundamentals, Mapping and Monitoring

Author: Kyoji Sassa,Fausto Guzzetti,Hiromitsu Yamagishi,Željko Arbanas,Nicola Casagli,Mauri McSaveney,Khang Dang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319577743

Category: Nature

Page: 604

View: 2408

This interactive book presents comprehensive information on the fundamentals of landslide types and dynamics, while also providing a set of PPT, PDF, and text tools for education and capacity development. As the core activity of the Sendai Partnerships, the International Consortium of Landslides has created this two-volume work, which will be regularly updated and improved over the coming years, based on responses from users and lessons learned during its application.

Community-Based Landslide Risk Reduction

Managing Disasters in Small Steps

Author: Malcolm G. Anderson,Elizabeth Holcombe

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821394916

Category: Nature

Page: 444

View: 8837

The handbook details the MoSSaiC (Management of Slope Stability in Communities) methodology, which aims to create behavioral change in vulnerable communities in developing countries. Focusing on maximizing within-country capacity to deliver landslide mitigation measures on the ground, it provides an end-to-end blueprint for the mitigation process.

Geographical Information Systems in Assessing Natural Hazards

Author: Alberto Carrara,Fausto Guzzetti

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401584044

Category: Nature

Page: 356

View: 907

The 16 contributions to Geographical Information Systems in Assessing Natural Hazards report on GIS investigations into landslides, floods, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and groundwater pollution hazards. Current methods for predicting extreme events are critically discussed, the emphasis being on the intrinsic complexity of this type of operation, requiring many spatial data, long historical records and sound models of the physical processes involved. Within this context, the potentials and limitations of GIS are addressed in terms of data acquisition, spatial data structures and modelling for simulation of the causal phenomena. Geographic Information Systems in Assessing Natural Hazards will help investigators in both public and private institutions to evaluate the actual effectiveness of GIS in coping with natural disasters, and to develop new strategies for projects aimed at the assessment and mitigation of the effects of such catastrophic events.

Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

Author: Tim Davies

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012396475X

Category: Science

Page: 492

View: 7177

Landslides are the most costly geo-hazard in the world, and they’re often the cause or the result of other hazards and disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfires, and volcanic eruptions. Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters makes a close and detailed examination of major mass movements and provides measures for more thorough and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness, and prevention. It takes a geoscientific approach to the topic while also discussing the impacts human-induced causes such as deforestation, blasting, and building construction—underscoring the multi-disciplinary nature of the topic. Contains contributions from expert geologists, seismologists, geophysicists, and environmental scientists selected by a world-renowned editorial board Presents the latest research on causality, economic impacts, fatality rates, and landslide and problem soil preparedness and mitigation Numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations, photographs, and video captures of hazardous processes Discusses steps for prevention and treatment of problem soils, the most expensive geo-hazard in the world

Rockslides and Rock Avalanches of Central Asia

Distribution, Morphology, and Internal Structure

Author: Alexander Strom,Kanatbek Abdrakhmatov

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128032057

Category: Science

Page: 458

View: 1989

Rockslides and Rock Avalanches of Central Asia: Distribution, Impacts, and Hazard Assessment arms scientists with an inclusive and specialized reference for future studies of large-scale bedrock landslides in Central Asia, a phenomenon that poses a major threat to local communities, infrastructure and industrial facilities. The book covers the Dzungaria, Tien Shan, and Pamir mountain systems that are characterized by arid climates and scarce forestation, and is an ideal reference for scientists searching for data that accurately summarizes bedrock landslides through the analyses of a multitude of case studies that have applications in comparable, global scenarios. Through its relatively low precipitation and good preservation of minor geomorphic features, particularly those formed by past landslides, this region provides opportunities for detailed study of the internal structure of landslide bodies. Summarizes the present-day knowledge of bedrock landslide distribution in the Dzungaria, Tien Shan and Pamir mountains Describes case studies illustrating both general characteristics of large bedrock landslides and other specific features, allowing comparative analysis of numerous case studies Presents the classification of bedrock landslides and related models based on deposits, morphology and internal structures that can be applied to global locations

Catastrophic Landslides

Effects, Occurrence, and Mechanisms

Author: Stephen G. Evans,Jerome V. DeGraff

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813741157

Category: Science

Page: 411

View: 425

This volume documents advances in our knowledge of catastrophic landslides, providing a worldwide survey of catastrophic landslide events. It draws on South America to illustrate dramatically 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.

Landslide Disaster Mitigation in Three Gorges Reservoir, China

Author: Fawu Wang,Tonglu Li

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642001321

Category: Science

Page: 563

View: 6198

This heavily-illustrated book on research results on landslide disaster mitigation in Three Gorges Reservoir consists of three parts: Regional properties of landslides in this area; case studies for typical landslides; new methodologies applied in this area.

Landslides, Analysis and Control

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board,Robert L. Schuster,Raymond J. Krizek

Publisher: Transportation Research Board


Category: Science

Page: 234

View: 8040

This volume brings together, from a wide range of experience, such information as may be useful in recognizing, avoiding, controlling, designing for, and correcting movement. Current geologic concepts and engineering principles and techniques are introduced, and both the analysis and control of soil and rock-slopes are addressed. New methods of stability analysis and the use of computer techniques in implementing these methods are included. Rock slope engineering and the selecting of shear-strength parameters for slope-stability analyses are covered in separate chapters.


Types, Mechanisms and Modeling

Author: John J. Clague,Douglas Stead

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139560395

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 692

Landslides have geological causes but can be triggered by natural processes (rainfall, snowmelt, erosion and earthquakes) or by human actions such as agriculture and construction. Research aimed at better understanding slope stability and failure has accelerated in recent years, accompanied by basic field research and numerical modeling of slope failure processes, mechanisms of debris movement, and landslide causes and triggers. Written by 75 world-leading researchers and practitioners, this book provides a state-of-the-art summary of landslide science. It features both field geology and engineering approaches, as well as modeling of slope failure and run-out using a variety of numerical codes. It is illustrated with international case studies integrating geological, geotechnical and remote sensing studies and includes recent slope investigations in North America, Europe and Asia. This is an essential reference for researchers and graduate students in geomorphology, engineering geology, geotechnical engineering and geophysics, as well as professionals in natural hazard analysis.

The Role of Ecosystems in Disaster Risk Reduction

Author: Fabrice G. Renaud,Karen Sudmeier-Rieux,Marisol Estrella

Publisher: United Nations University Press

ISBN: 9280812211

Category: Political Science

Page: 486

View: 1247

The uptake of ecosystem-based approaches for disaster risk reduction (DRR) is slow, however, despite some success stories. There are multiple reasons for this reluctance: ecosystem management is rarely considered as part of the portfolio of DRR solutions because the environmental and disaster management communities typically work independently from each other; its contribution to DRR is highly undervalued compared to engineered solutions and therefore not given appropriate budget allocations; and there are poor interactions between policymakers and researchers, leading to unclear and sometimes contradictory scientific information on the role of ecosystems for DRR. The aim of this book is to provide an overview of knowledge and practice in this multidisciplinary field of ecosystems management and DRR. The contributors, professionals from the science and disaster management communities around the world, represent state-of-the-art knowledge, practices, and perspectives on the topic.