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Landslides: An Overview

  • Sujit MandalEmail author
  • Subrata Mondal
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Abstract

The dynamic interplay of disturbance and succession in ecosystems are meaningfully explained by the occurrence of landslides. It is very difficult task to restore the landslide surface area because of the presence of high degree of spatial and temporal variability in soil stability and fertility (Walker et al. 2009). The variability of landslides and its destructive character have brought attention of many research scholars in logical and scientific understanding of the concept, mechanism, vulnerability and risk of landslides. Landslides can be defined as the movement of mass of rocks, earth materials, and debris down the slope under the influence of gravity by which nature finds its way of adjusting slope stability.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyDiamond Harbour Women’s UniversityDiamond HarbourIndia
  2. 2.Bajitpur High SchoolGangarampurIndia

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