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Landslides from Massive Rock Slope Failure

  • Stephen G. Evans
  • Gabriele Scarascia Mugnozza
  • Alexander Strom
  • Reginald L. Hermanns

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 49)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. INTRODUCTION

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XV
    2. S.G. EVANS, G. SCARASCIA MUGNOZZA, A.L. STROM, R.L. HERMANNS, A. ISCHUK, S. VINNICHENKO
      Pages 03-52
  3. ANALYSIS OF INITIAL ROCK SLOPE FAILURE

  4. MONITORING OF ROCK SLOPE MOVEMENT

  5. ANALYSIS OF POST-FAILURE BEHAVIOUR

  6. CASE STUDIES OF MASSIVE ROCK SLOPE FAILURE

  7. VOLCANIC LANDSLIDES

  8. REGIONAL STUDIES OF MASSIVE ROCK SLOPE FAILURE

  9. INFLUENCES ON GEOMORPHOLOGICAL EVOLUTION

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XV
  10. STATE-OF-THE-ART

About these proceedings

Introduction

Amongst the thematic topics discussed are global frequency, impacts on society, analysis of initial rock slope failure, monitoring of rock slope movement, analysis and modeling of post-failure behaviour, volcanic landslides, and influences of massive rock slope failure on the geomorphological evolution of mountain regions. Regional contributions include reports on rockslides and rock avalanches in Norway, western Canada, the Andes of Argentina, the Karakoram Himalaya, the European Alps, the Appennines, and the mountains of Central Asia.

Rockslides and rock avalanches in the Central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union are discussed in detail for the first time in an English-language book. These landslides include the 1911 Usoi rockslide, that dammed 75 km-long Lake Sarez, and the 1949 Khait rock avalanche that may have killed up to 28,000 people. Both landslides were earthquake-triggered and both are located in Tajikistan. An additional highlight is a detailed description and analysis of large-scale artificial rock avalanches triggered by underground nuclear explosions during the testing programme of the former Soviet Union.

Keywords

Deformation Earth Environmental NATO Science Sciences Series IV erosion

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen G. Evans
    • 1
  • Gabriele Scarascia Mugnozza
    • 2
  • Alexander Strom
    • 3
  • Reginald L. Hermanns
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of WaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Department of Earth SciencesUniversità degli Studi di RomaRomeItaly
  3. 3.Institute of the Geospheres DynamicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Geological Survey of CanadaVancouverCanada

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