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Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128184646

Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

2nd Edition

Editor in Chief: John Shroder
Editors: Tim Davies Nick Rosser
Paperback ISBN: 9780128184646
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st August 2021
Page Count: 870
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Description

Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Second Edition examines the major aspects of mass movements and their consequences, also providing knowledge that forms the basis for more complete and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness, and reduction of landslide impact. The frequency and intensity of landslide hazards and disasters has consistently increased over the past century as society increasingly utilizes steep landscapes. Landslides and related phenomena can be triggered by other hazard and disaster processes—such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and wildfires. This new edition of Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters is fully updated, with completely new chapters on pertinent topics.

Knowledge, understanding and the ability to model landslide processes are becoming increasingly important as society extends its occupation of increasingly hilly and mountainous terrain, making this book a key resource for researchers and disaster managers in geophysics, geology and environmental science.

Key Features

  • Provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the geological, seismological, physical, environmental and social impacts of landslides
  • Presents the latest research on causality, economic impacts, fatality rates, and landslide and problem soil preparedness and mitigation
  • Includes numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations, photographs and videos of hazardous processes
  • Discusses steps for prevention and response to landslide hazards and problem soils

Readership

Geologists, geophysicists, seismologists, sedimentologists, geomorphologists, volcanologists, oceanographers, climatologists, environmental scientists, and hazard and risk scientists. Engineers, infrastructure planners, hazard anlaysts, risk managers, urban planners

Table of Contents

1.Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters: Introduction

2. Landslide Causes and Triggers

3. Mass Movement in Bedrock

4. Coseismic Landslides

5. Volcanic Debris Avalanches

6. Peat Landslides

7. Rock-Snow-Ice Avalanches

8. Multiple Landslide-Damming Episodes

9. Rock Avalanches onto Glaciers

10. Paleolandslides

11. Remote Sensing of Landslide Motion with Emphasis on Satellite Multitemporal Interferometry Applications: An Overview

12. Small Landslides—Frequent, Costly, and Manageable

13. Analysis Tools for Mass Movement Assessment

14. Landslides in a changing climate

14. Rockfall

15. Geomorphic Perspective on Coseismic Landslides

16. Reducing Impacts of Landslide Disasters

Details

No. of pages:
870
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2021
Published:
1st August 2021
Imprint:
Elsevier
Paperback ISBN:
9780128184646

About the Editor in Chief

John Shroder

John Shroder

Ramesh Sivanpillai, Senior Research Scientist, Dept of Botany, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA Ramesh Sivanpillai is a Remote Sensing Scientist at the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) at the University of Wyoming. His research interests include digital processing of satellite and aerial images, data fusion, image enhancement and classification.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Scientist, Department of Geography and Geology, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, USA

About the Editors

Tim Davies

Tim Davies works at the School of Geological Sciences in the University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Nick Rosser

Nick Rosser is a Professor of Physical Geography at Durham University (UK). His research interests are around landslides and rockfalls, with a particular focus on high-resolution 4D monitoring of rockslope failure, and earthquake-triggered landsliding. His research tries to link laboratory and numerical models to detailed and uniquely long-term field-based monitoring, with a view to informing new approaches for landslide risk reduction in a range of settings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Nick Rosser, Professor of Geography, Durham University, UK

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