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Debris Flow Hazards and Related Phenomena is set to become the standard reference on debris flows, debris avalanches and related phenomena. The editors provide a complete treatment of all aspects of debris flow and debris avalanche research whilst making the book a useful tool for experts, researchers and students. Case studies are provided on a global basis which will illustrate graphically the real problems and real solutions associated with this devastating phenomena.
The number of published articles in journals on landslides is literally exploding and where climate change is beginning to affect landslide activity, this book will be a much needed and long sought addition to the literature currently available.
Classification and terminology.- Debris flows in history.- Instability of steep slopes.- Mechanism of landslide-triggered debris flows: Liquefaction phenomena due to the undrained loading of torrent deposits.- Debris-flow mechanics.- Entrainment of material by debris flows.- Hyperconcentrated flow — transitional process between water flow and debris flow.- Subaqueous debris flows.- Volcanic debris flows.- Application of airborne and spaceborne remote sensing methods.- Debris-flow instrumentation.- Runout prediction methods.- Climatic factors influencing occurrence of debris flows.- Wildfire-related debris flow from a hazards perspective.- Influence of forest harvesting activities on debris avalanches and flows.- Debris-flow hazard analysis.- Debris-flow mitigation measures.- Debris avalanches and debris flows of the Campania Region (southern Italy).- Debris flows of December 1999 in Venezuela.- Debris flows caused by Typhoon Herb in Taiwan.- Jiangjia Ravine debris flows in south-western China.- Debris flows and debris avalanches in Clayoquot Sound.- Analysis and management of debris-flow risks at Sörenberg (Switzerland).- Engineering for debris flows in New Zealand.- Multifaceted hazard assessment of Cheekye fan, a large debris-flow fan in south-western British Columbia.- Debris flows at Mount St. Helens, Washington, USA.