Debris flow hazards mitigation--Mechanics, prediction, and assessment

Edited by: C.-L. Chen and Jon J. Major


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These proceedings contain papers presented at the Fourth International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Prediction, and Assessment held in Chengdu, China, September 10-13, 2007. The papers cover a wide range of topics on debris-flow science and engineering, including the factors triggering debris flows, geomorphic effects, mechanics of debris flows (e.g., rheology, fluvial mechanisms, erosion and deposition processes), numerical modeling, various debris-flow experiments, landslide-induced debris flows, assessment of debris-flow hazards and risk, field observations and measurements, monitoring and alert systems, structural and non-structural countermeasures against debris-flow hazards and case studies. The papers reflect the latest devel-opments and advances in debris-flow research. Several studies discuss the development and appli-cation of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technologies in debris-flow hazard/risk assessment. Timely topics presented in a few papers also include the development of new or innovative techniques for debris-flow monitoring and alert systems, especially an infra-sound acoustic sensor for detecting debris flows. Many case studies illustrate a wide variety of debris-flow hazards and related phenomena as well as their hazardous effects on human activities and settlements.

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Publication type Book
Publication Subtype Conference publication
Title Debris flow hazards mitigation--Mechanics, prediction, and assessment
Year Published 2007
Language English
Publisher Millpress Science Publishers
Publisher location Rotterdam, Netherlands
Contributing office(s) Volcano Hazards Program
Description 768 p.
Time Range Start 2007-09-10
Conference Title Debris flow hazards mitigation--Mechanics, prediction, and assessment: 4th International Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation Conference
Conference Location Chendgu, China
Conference Date September 10-13, 2007
Country China
City Chendgu
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