LANDSLIDES: INVESTIGATION AND MITIGATION. CHAPTER 3 - LANDSLIDE TYPES AND PROCESSES

The range of landslide processes is reviewed in this chapter, and a vocabulary is provided for describing the features of landslides relevant to their classification for avoidance, control, or remediation. The classification of landslides in the previous landslide report (TRB Special Report 176, 1978) has been widely adopted, so departures from it have been minimized and the emphasis is on the progress made since 1978. Although this chapter is complete in itself, particular attention is drawn to changes and additions to the vocabulary used in the previous report and the reasons for the changes.

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  • Authors:
    • Cruden, David M
    • Varnes, David J
  • Publication Date: 1996

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 36-75
  • Monograph Title: LANDSLIDES: INVESTIGATION AND MITIGATION
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  • ISBN: 030906208X
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  • Created Date: Jun 6 1996 12:00AM