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Rockfalls frequently occur in Alpine areas, creating serious risks to population and buildings; the protection measures against rockfalls cannot be adequately designed unless the comprehensive understanding of rockfall phenomenon. Some experimental rockfall ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: IJEGE.2013-06.B-13
<p>In this paper results of experimental field tests carried out on a scree slope, located in Northern Italy, are presented. On Alpine talus cones the motion of blocks is typically characterized by impacts and rebounds, which in modelling are described using ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Rend. Online Soc. Geol. It., Vol. 24 (2013), pp. 122-124, 1 fig.
We analyzed a combination of airborne and terrestrial LiDAR, high-resolution photography, seismic, and acoustic data in order to gain insights into the initiation, dynamics, and talus deposition of a complex rock fall. A large (46 700 m<sup>3</sup>) rock fall ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS Earth Surf. Process. Landforms 37, 680–691 (2012)
Since 1857, several hundred rockfalls, rockslides, and debris flows have been observed in Yosemite National Park. At 12:45 a.m. on December 26, 2003, a severe winter storm triggered a rockfall west of Glacier Point in Yosemite Valley. Rock debris moved quickly ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Open-File Report 2007–1378
This dissertation discusses the evolution of mountains, particularly the interaction between uplift, which is controlled by horizontally-directed plate tectonic and vertically directed isostatic forces, and erosion, which encompasses glacial, periglacial, ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Presented to the Department of Geological Sciences and the Graduate School of the University of Oregon in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy December 2006
Cliff collapse commonly initiates a sequence of rockfall events over a time span of days to years. Wieczorek and Snyder (1999) nicely document three such events in 7 months above Curry Village in Yosemite valley (Fig. 7). None were earthquake induced. The ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Sierra Nature Notes, Vol. 4, 2004
A landslide hazard zonation is a division of the land surface into areas, and the relative ranking of these areas according to degrees of actual or potential hazard from landslides on slopes. Zonation from scientific research does not generally imply legal ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (2002) 2: 37–49
Fragmental rockfall is characterized by the independent movement of individual rock fragments after detachment from a rock face. The continued operation of the process leads to the accumulation of talus slopes. On talus slopes the rockfall shadoew extends ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Can. Geotechnical Journal, 30 620-636 (1993)
<p>ROTOMAP is a three-dimensional model that is used for rockfall analysis and the design of rockfall protective systems. <br />This module belongs to the Isomap family: please check the ISOMAP page for a complete description of the main module features.</p> <p>ROTOMAP ...