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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
This study uses laboratory experiment to clarify the failure mechanism of granular soil slopes when subjected to high rainfall intensity. A rainfall simulator was employed to perform tests on slopes with convex and concave profiles; the slopes were non- homogeneous ...
Reference: Journal of GeoEngineering, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 021-031, April 2012
The Spring of 2011 brought heavy rainfall and snowmelt throughout the Midwest, resulting in record flow rates and flood stages on the Lower Mississippi River from Cairo, Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico. In many locations, the flood crested at levels above those ...
Reference: Geo- engineering Extreme Event Response (GEER) Report, prepared for National Science Foundation, June 18,, 2011, 40 p.
<p>The assessment of rock-fall hazard in appointed regions of the Bavarian Alps involves the evaluation of occurrence probability and intensity of the potential events. A systematic approach is presented, which allows to establish a regional comparability ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: ISGSR 2011 - Vogt, Schuppener, Straub & Bräu (eds) - © 2011 Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau ISBN 978-3-939230-01-4
This report presents an emergency assessment of potential debris-flow hazards from basins burned by the 2011 Motor fire in the Sierra and Stanislaus National Forests,Calif. Statistical-empirical models are used to estimate the probability and volume of debrisflowsthat ...
Reference: Open-File Report 2011–1251
This study examined the flood risk in Port Harcourt using rainfall data, soil texture and other factors.
Filed under: Geology -  Hydrogeology
Reference: Advances in Applied Science Research, 2011, 2 (6): 287-298
This work describes the extreme event of landslides occurred in January 2011 in the Rio de Janeiro mountainous region and discusses its relationship to the spatial and temporal variation of critical and prior rainfall. Interviews in the field let us establish ...
Reference: Proceedings of the Second World Landslide Forum – 3-7 October 2011, Rome
<div style="text-align: left;">After a brief review of a number of developments of unsaturated soil mechanics, the paper presents some applications to engineering problems. The first case involves the collapse of a residual soil in <div style="text-align: ...
Reference: 5th Asia-Pacific conference on unsaturated soils, Pattaya, Thailand 14-15 November 2011
<p>Rainfall-induced shallow landslides of flow type provide unstable masses which often travel long run-out distances with high velocities, thus posing a high societal risk when they affect large areas. Therefore, analysis of their spatial and temporal occurrence ...
Reference: Geomorphology 126 (2011) 148–158
A systematic inventory of landslide events over the globe is valuable forestimating human and economic losses, quantifying the relationship between landslide occurrences and climate variations and for evaluating emerging global landslide prediction efforts ...
Reference: Nat Hazards (2010) 52:561–575