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What is Landslide Investigation

Handbook of Research on Advancements in Environmental Engineering
Series of different exploration procedures aimed at characterization of subsurface conditions necessary to understand the mechanics of slope failure defined by kinematic landslide model and to develop appropriate engineering remedial measures.
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Landslides: A Guide to Researching Landslide Phenomena and Processes
Snježana Mihalić Arbanas (University of Zagreb, Croatia) and Željko Arbanas (University of Rijeka, Croatia)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 37
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7336-6.ch017
Abstract
Landslide research is an interdisciplinary field that primarily encompasses scientists from geomorphology, engineering geology, and geotechnical engineering in collaboration with researchers from such fields as geodesy, hydrogeology, geophysics, and many others. This chapter is intended as a resource for researchers interested in landslide engineering and landslide science to acquire a summarized review of research subjects and the state-of-the-art literature. A wide range of landslide topics are presented in the following sections: landslide mapping, landslide investigation, landslide monitoring, landslide hazard and risk assessment, and landslide stabilization and remediation measures. The results of landslide studies have practical applications to society via the avoidance, prevention, and mitigation of landslide hazards and risks. Landslide avoidance and prevention are the primary interests for land-use policies based on landslide mapping, followed by the prediction of landslide processes and their consequences. Landslide mitigation includes the development of engineering technologies for landslide investigation, monitoring, and remediation.
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