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Publications by [Collins B.D.]

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<p>At least 135 rock falls have occurred from Glacier Point in Yosemite Valley since 1870. Rock falls in 1996 and 1998&ndash;1999 led to hypotheses that these events were triggered by water system discharges from visitor facilities (leachfield and storage ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Landslides and Engineered Slopes: Protecting Society through. Improved Understanding – Eberhardt et al. (eds) © 2012 Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-0-415-62123-6
Rock falls from cliffs and other steep slopes present numerous challenges for detailed geological characterization. In steep terrain, rock-fall source areas are both dangerous and difficult to access, severely limiting the ability to make detailed structural ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: GeoCongress 2012 © ASCE 2012
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)
In this report, we present a generic plan for monitoring of a hypothetical Carpathian landslide that illustrates how our suggestions for each of the specific landslides could be implemented. The plan includes basic pore pressure, displacement, and weather ...
Reference: Open File Report 2011-1001
Progressive rock-fall failures in natural rock slopes are common in many environments, but often elude detailed quantitative documentation and analysis. Here we present high-resolution photography, video, and laser scanning data that document spatial and temporal ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS Earth Surf. Process. Landforms (2011)
<p>Coastal landslides in weakly lithified sediment are a common occurrence in many parts of the world, including the west coast of the United States. Here, geologically young (Quaternary), marine terrace deposits form steep, near vertical cliff exposures up ...
Reference: Landslides and Climate Change
This paper describes the retesting of liquefaction and nonliquefaction field case histories in the Imperial Valley using the electric cone penetration test (CPT). Subsurface testing of the River Park and Heber Road sites first occurred following the 1979 Imperial ...
Reference: Earthquake Spectra (2005)
The 2002 M7.9 Denali fault earthquake resulted in 340 km of ruptures along three separate faults, causing widespread liquefaction in the fluvial deposits of the alpine valleys of the Alaska Range and eastern lowlands of the Tanana River. Areas affected by liquefaction ...
Reference: Earthquake Spectra (2004)