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Progress in landslide science

Author: Kyoji Sassa
Publisher: Berlin : Springer, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents current progress in landslide science and consists of four parts: progress in landslide science, landslide dynamics, landslide monitoring, and landslide risk assessment.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kyoji Sassa
ISBN: 9783540709640 3540709649
OCLC Number: 124038266
Description: xxvii, 378 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Landslide science as a scientific discipline --
An overview of landslide problems in the British Isles, with reference to geology, geography and conservation --
Considerations about the mechanics of slow active landslides in clay --
Dynamics of rapid landslides --
Progress in debris flow modeling --
Undrained stress-controlled dynamic-loading ring-shear test to simulate initiation and post-failure motion of landslides --
Shear behavior and shear zone structure of granular materials in naturally drained ring shear tests --
Rockslides and their motion --
Residual shear strength of tertiary mudstone and influencing factors --
On failure of municipal waste landfill --
Experimental study with ring shear apparatus on the May 2004 landslide--debris flow at Bettou-dani Valley, Haku-san Mountain, Japan --
On the pore-pressure generation and movement of rainfall-induced landslides in laboratory flume tests --
Ring shear tests on clays of fracture zone landslides and clay mineralogical aspects --
Landslides induced by a combined effect of earthquake and rainfall --
Landslide experiments on artificial and natural slopes --
Enlargement of a failed area along a sliding surface --
Airborne LIDAR data measurement and landform classification mapping in Tomari-no-tai Landslide Area, Shirakami Mountains, Japan --
Integration of remote sensing techniques in different stages of landslide response --
Rock deformation monitoring at cultural heritage sites in Slovakia --
Extracting necessary parameters from real landslide mass for mitigating landslide disaster --
Landslide dams formed by the 2004 Mid-Niigata Prefecture earthquake in Japan --
Shear behavior of clay in slope for pore water pressure increase --
Static and dynamic analyses of slopes by the FEM --
Debris flows in the vicinity of the Machu Picchu Village, Peru --
Engineering geology and cultural heritage : the conservation of remaining Bamiyan Buddhas (Central Afghanistan) --
Debris flow hazard defense magnitude assessment with numerical simulation.
Responsibility: Kyoji Sassa [and others] (eds.).
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