Debris-flow Hazards and Related Phenomena

Debris-flow Hazards and Related Phenomena

by Matthias Jakob, Oldrich Hungr


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642058523
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 12/15/2010
Series: Springer Praxis Books
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 739
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.07(d)

Table of Contents

Classification and terminology.- Debris flows in history.- Instability of steep slopes.- Mechanism of landslide-triggered debris flows: Liquefaction phenomena due to the undrained loading of torrent deposits.- Debris-flow mechanics.- Entrainment of material by debris flows.- Hyperconcentrated flow — transitional process between water flow and debris flow.- Subaqueous debris flows.- Volcanic debris flows.- Application of airborne and spaceborne remote sensing methods.- Debris-flow instrumentation.- Runout prediction methods.- Climatic factors influencing occurrence of debris flows.- Wildfire-related debris flow from a hazards perspective.- Influence of forest harvesting activities on debris avalanches and flows.- Debris-flow hazard analysis.- Debris-flow mitigation measures.- Debris avalanches and debris flows of the Campania Region (southern Italy).- Debris flows of December 1999 in Venezuela.- Debris flows caused by Typhoon Herb in Taiwan.- Jiangjia Ravine debris flows in south-western China.- Debris flows and debris avalanches in Clayoquot Sound.- Analysis and management of debris-flow risks at Sörenberg (Switzerland).- Engineering for debris flows in New Zealand.- Multifaceted hazard assessment of Cheekye fan, a large debris-flow fan in south-western British Columbia.- Debris flows at Mount St. Helens, Washington, USA.

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