Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences

Natural and Artificial Rockslide Dams

Editors: Evans, S.G., Hermanns, R.L., Strom, A., Scarascia-Mugnozza, G. (Eds.)

  • First detailed treatment of both natural and artificial rockslide dams Unique classification of rockslide dams by use of remote sensing Up to the minute documentation of latest rockslide in China

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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. Chapters include a comprehensive state-of-the-art review of our global understanding natural and artificial rockslide dams, overviews of approaches to rockslide dam risk mitigation, regional studies of rockslide dams in India, Nepal, China, Pakistan, New Zealand, and Argentina. Rockslide dams associated with large-scale instability of volcanoes are also examined. Detailed case histories of well-known historic and prehistoric rockslide dams provide examples of investigations of rockslide dam behaviour, stability, and characteristics. The formation and behaviour of rockslide-dammed lakes ("Quake Lakes") formed during the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake, China are also comprehensively summarised. The formation, sedimentology and stability of rockslide dams is examined in several analytical papers. An analysis of break-out floods from volcanogenic lakes and hydrological methods of estimating break-out flood magnitude and behavior are reviewed. The use of remote sensing data in rockslide-dammed lake characterisation is explored and a new approach to the classification of rockslide dams is introduced. Finally, a unique section of the book summarises Russian and Kyrgyz experience with blast-fill dam construction in two papers by leading authorities on the technology. The volume contains 24 papers by 50 authors from 16 countries including most of the recognised world authorities on the subject.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • The Formation and Behaviour of Natural and Artificial Rockslide Dams; Implications for Engineering Performance and Hazard Management

    Evans, Stephen G. (et al.)

    Pages 1-75

  • Engineering Measures for the Hazard Reduction of Landslide Dams

    Schuster, Robert L. (et al.)

    Pages 77-100

  • Technical and Human Aspects of Historic Rockslide-Dammed Lakes and Landslide Dam Breaches

    Bonnard, C.

    Pages 101-122

  • Rockslide and Rock Avalanche Dams in the Southern Alps, New Zealand

    Korup, O.

    Pages 123-145

  • Landslide Dams in the Central Andes of Argentina (Northern Patagonia and the Argentine Northwest)

    Hermanns, Reginald L. (et al.)

    Pages 147-176

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural and Artificial Rockslide Dams
Editors
  • Stephen G. Evans
  • Reginald L. Hermanns
  • Alexander Strom
  • Gabriele Scarascia-Mugnozza
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences
Series Volume
133
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-04764-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-04764-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-04763-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26975-2
Series ISSN
0930-0317
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 644
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