Investigation of Landslide Potential Parameters on Zonguldak–Eregli Highway and Adverse Effects of Landslides in the Region

A detailed account of the causes and adverse effects of landslides and their parameters is given in this study through examples of landslide occurrences in the region. The results and analyses of two periods of geodetic measurements conducted on the Zonguldak–Ereğli Highway in Ilıksu district are also presented in the study. Landslides are natural disasters in the same class as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, erosion, and volcanic eruptions that adversely affect human lives and property. Because of their widespread occurrence, landslides are easily visible and able to be partially understood by people that witness them. Therefore, it is necessary to undertake geodetic, geological, and geophysical measurements in regions prone to landslides in order to comprehend the detail of their formation and to determine their potential. It is possible to better ascertain those regions predisposed to landslides by analyzing these measurements and this could provide the means to prevent loss of life and property. The city of Zonguldak, situated in the Western Black Sea region of Turkey, has a high occurrence of landslides because of its harsh topography with rugged and steep slopes and rainfall throughout the year. Furthermore, the diurnal temperature ranging up to 10°C in all seasons plays a crucial role in rock disintegration in this region especially in winter. Other factors that damage ground composition and trigger landslides in the region are underground mining operations, road construction that uses explosives, and excavation works in steep terrain for building construction.


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  • Accession Number: 01522845
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2014 10:34AM