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Natural and Artificial Rockslide Dams

Series: Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences Volume: 133

Edited By: SG Evans, RL Hermanns, AL Strom and G Scarascia Mugnozza

570 pages, 250 b/w illus


Hardback | Sep 2010 | #184703 | ISBN-13: 9783642047633
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In the last one hundred years, a number of catastrophic events associated with rockslide dam formation and failure have occurred in the mountain regions of the world. This book presents a global view of the formation, characteristics and behaviour of natural and artificial rockslide dams.


1. The formation and behaviour of natural and artificial rockslide dams; implications for engineering performance and hazard management S.G. Evans, R.L. Hermanns, A.L. Strom, G. Scarascia-Mugnozza, and K.B. Delaney 2. Risk-reduction measures for landslide dams R.L. Schuster 3. Technical and human aspects of historic rockslide dammed lakes and landslide dam breaches C. Bonnard 4. Rockslide and rock avalanche dams in the Southern Alps, New Zealand O. Korup 5. Landslide dams in the Central Andes of Argentina (Northern Patagonia and the Argentine northwest) R.L. Hermanns, A. Folguera, I. Penna, L. Fauque, and S. Niedermann. 6. Rock avalanche dams on the Trans-Himalayan Upper Indus streams: a survey of late Quaternary events and hazard-related characteristics K. Hewitt 7. Landslide dams in the high mountains of India, Nepal and China -- stability and life span of their dammed lakes J.T. Weidinger 8. Volcanic natural dams associated with sector collapses: textural and sedimentological constraints on their stability L. Capra 9. Formation and behaviour of landslide dams and associated "Quake Lakes" emplaced during the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake, Sichuan, China P. Cui et al. 10. The importance of geological models in understanding and predicting the life span of rockslide dams: the case of Scanno Lake, central Italy G. Bianchi-Fasani, C. Esposito, M. Petitta, G. Scarascia-Mugnozza, M. Barbieri, E. Cardarelli, M. Cercato, and G. Di Filippo 11. Formation, characterization, and modeling of the Val Pola rock-avalanche dam (Italy) G.B. Crosta, P. Frattini, N. Fusi, and R. Sosio 12. The 1786 Dadu River landslide dam, Sichuan, Chin C.F. Lee and F.C. Dai 13. La Josefina landslide dam and its catastrophic breaching in the Andean region of Ecuador G. Plaza, O. Zevallos, and E. Cadier 14. The Flims rockslide dam A. von Poschinger 15. Usoi natural dam, Lake Sarez, Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan: considerations of security and stability A. Ischuk 16. Rock-avalanche size and runout -- implications for landslide dams T.R. Davies and M.J. McSaveney 17. Prospects for prediction of landslide dam geometry using empirical and dynamic models O. Hungr 18. The grain-size distribution of rock-avalanche deposits: implications for natural dam stability S.A. Dunning and P.J. Armitage 19. Incorporating the effects of groundwater and coupled hydro-mechanical processes in slope stability analysisE. Eberhardt and D. Stead 20. Paleohydrology of break-out floods from volcanogenic lakes in the Taupo volcanic zone, New Zealand V. Manville and K.A. Hodgson 21. The characterization of the 2000 Yigong River (Tibet) landslide dam and associated impoundment by remote sensing S.G. Evans and K.B. Delaney 22. The classification of rockslide dams R.L.Hermanns, K. Hewitt, A.L. Strom, S.G. Evans, S.A. Dunning, and G. Scarascia-Mugnozza 23. Russian experience with blast-fill dam construction V.V. Adushkin 24. Utilisation of data derived from large-scale experiments and study of natural blockages for blast fill dam design V.F. Korchevskiy, A.V. Kolichko, A.L. Strom, L.M. Pernik, and K. Abdrakhmatov

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