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<p>Ermenek is one of the curious settlement areas because of its topographical features in Karaman (Turkey). The city is located in northern side of the very steep cliffs formed by jointed limestone which are suddenly increased from 1250m to 1850 m. Moreover, ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., doi:10.5194/nhess-2015-337, 2016 Manuscript under review for journal Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Published: 19 January 2016
Rockyfor3D is a simulation model that calculates trajectories of single, individually falling rocks, in three dimensions (3D). The model combines physically-based, deterministic algorithms with stochastic approaches, which makes Rockyfor3D a so-called &lsquo;probabilistic ...
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Reference: Dorren L.K.A., 2015. Rockyfor3D (v5.2) revealed –Transparent description of the complete 3D rockfall model. ecorisQ paper (www.ecorisq.org): 32p., date 25.01.2015
<p>This paper describes landslides and slope stability evaluation in the urban area of Kruja, Albania. Kruja is a historical and heritage center, due to the existence of many important cultural monuments, including &ldquo;Skanderbeg&rdquo; castle and Bazaar ...
Reference: Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 545–556, 2014
Terrestrial Laser Scanner has been used to detect rock falls which have occurred in a limestone cliff during some years, in the difficult configuration of the Subalpine Chains. In a rock wall of width 750m and height 200 m, 130 rock falls larger than 0.1 ...
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Reference: "First International Conference on Landslides Risk, Tabarka : Tunisia (2013)
The development of susceptibility maps for debris flows is of primary importance due to population pressure in hazardous zones. However, hazard assessment by processbased modelling at a regional scale is difficult due to the complex nature of the phenomenon, ...
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Reference: Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 869–885, 2013
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 ...
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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 ...
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Reference: Rend. Online Soc. Geol. It., Vol. 24 (2013), pp. 122-124, 1 fig.
We present a custom acoustic emission (AE) monitoring system designed to perform long-term measurements on high-alpine rock walls. AE monitoring is a common technique for characterizing damage evolution in solid materials. The system is based on a two-channel ...
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Reference: Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 1, 155–167, 2012
Christchurch City Council requested GNS Science to carry out geomorphic mapping of the near-surface materials and processes present in the Port Hills of Christchurch. The purpose of this work is to provide information relating to near-surface geological materials ...
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Reference: GNS Science Consultancy Report 2012/15. 21 p + maps (91 p)
<p>Ice formation within rock is known to be an important driver of near-surface frost weathering as well as of rock damage at the depth of several meters, which may play a crucial role for the slow preconditioning of rock fall in steep permafrost areas. This ...
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Reference: Earth and Planetary Science Letters 341–344(2012)86–93