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The bedrock and surficial geologic map of the Satan Butte and Greasewood 7.5' quadrangles was completed in a cooperative effort of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Navajo Nation to provide regional geologic information for management and planning ...
Filed under: Geology -  General Geology
Reference: Open-File Report 2013–1007
Debris flows and related landslide processes occur in many regions all over Norway and pose a significant hazard to inhabited areas. Within the framework of the development of a national debris flows susceptibility map, we are working on a modeling approach ...
Reference: Landslides and Engineered Slopes: Protecting Society through Improved Understanding – Eberhardt et al. (eds) 2012 Taylor & Francis Group, London
<p>Natural gases are a potential hazard in construction of underground excavations. Encountering with gases usually result in costly delays. Gases occur in a wide variety of geological conditions, so predict the occurrence of potentially hazardous concentrations ...
Reference: First Asian and 9th Iranian Tunnelling Symposium November 2011 Tehran - Iran
Yosemite Valley has experienced over 600 rock falls since 1850, but determining the exact source areas, volumes, and failure mechanisms for these rock falls has previously been difficult because of a lack of comprehensive imagery of the cliff faces. We obtained ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Proceedings of the Fine International Conference on Gigapixel Imaging for Science, November 11–13 2010
Since its inception in 1835, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has been responsible for providing much of the earth science related information that is required by government, the public and institutions. These requirements have evolved over time, with emphasis ...
Reference: British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham
Canadian railways are exposed to various ground hazards because of the diverse geographic regions of the country. Keegan (2007) analysed these hazards and proposed hazard scenarios to evaluate the influence of these hazards on railway operations. Process modelling ...
Reference: 4th Canadian Conference on Geohazards : From Causes to Management, J. Locat, D. Perret, D. Turmel, D. Demers et S. Leroueil
In the epicentral areas of major recent earthquakes, landslide density scales with peak ground acceleration. Topographic site effects on seismic waves are known to cause important gradients in ground acceleration in individual mountain ridges. Using landslide ...
Reference: Earth and Planetary Science Letters 275 (2008) 221–232
These guidelines primarily aim to assist planners (and other interested parties) in determining whether planning documents and resource consent applications at regional and district levels incorporate appropriate information on landslide and slope instability ...
Reference: GNS Science Miscellaneous Series 7
This paper describes the study of Eastern side of Gibraltar Rock including: the detailed mapping of the slope and the cliff using terrestrial laser scanning the collection of data to determine the size of the rock blocks that are likely to leave the cliff ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: IAEG2006 Paper number 377
<p>In this study, rockfall analysis was carried out along two sections of the hill where the Afyon Castle was built. The results of the analyses were evaluated to the areas delineated as susceptible to rockfall risk highlighted. Possible remedial measures ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: IAEG2006 Paper number 439