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Publications by [Higgins J. D.]

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Prediction of the runout distance of a debris flow is an important element in the delineation of potentially hazardous areas on alluvial fans and for the siting of mitigation structures. Existing runout estimation methods rely on input parameters that are ...
Reference: Engineering Geology 98 (2008) 29–40
The removal of groundwater from the subsurface is one of the most common remediation practices in slope stabilization. The use of horizontal drains has often proved to be an efficient and economical dewatering option for slope stability. Despite their frequent ...
Reference: Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, Vol. XIV, No. 4, November 2008, pp. 241–250
<p>The purpose of this study was to improve the current Rockfall Hazard Rating System (RHRS) in use by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) by adding several climatic and geological factors recognized in technical literature that contribute to ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls