Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research

Landslides in Sensitive Clays

From Geosciences to Risk Management

Editors: L'Heureux, J.-S., Locat, A., Leroueil, S., Demers, D., Locat, J. (Eds.)

  • Unique subject tackled in very few other publications
  • State-of-the-art perspective of landslides in sensitive clays and their consequences
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  • Consideration on the source, nature, development and characterization of sensitive clays
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  • Engineering contemplation, modelling and slope stability assessment in sensitive clays
  • Hazard and risk management consideration in sensitive clay terrain
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About this book

Landslides in sensitive clays represent a major hazard in the northern countries of the world such as Canada, Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and in the US state of Alaska. Past and recent examples of catastrophic landslides at e.g. Saint-Jean-Vianney in 1971, Rissa in 1979, Finneidfjord in 1996 and Kattmarka in 2009 have illustrated the great mobility of the remolded sensitive clays and their hazardous retrogressive potential. These events call for a better understanding of landslide in sensitive clay terrain to assist authorities with state-of-the-art hazard assessment methods, risk management schemes, mitigation measures and planning. During the last decades the elevated awareness regarding slope movement in sensitive clays has led to major advances in mapping techniques and development of highly sophisticated geotechnical and geophysical investigation tools. Great advances in numerical techniques dealing with progressive failure and landslide kinematic have also lead to increase understanding and predictability of landslides in sensitive clays and their consequences. This volume consists of the latest scientific research by international experts dealing with geological, geotechnical and geophysical aspects of slope failure in sensitive clays and focuses on understanding the full spectrum of challenges presented by landslides in such brittle materials.


Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Landslides in Sensitive Clays – From Geosciences to Risk Management

    L’Heureux, Jean-Sébastien (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Chemistry, Sensitivity and Quick-Clay Landslide Amelioration

    Torrance, J. Kenneth

    Pages 15-24

  • Nature of Sensitive Clays from Québec

    Locat, Jacques (et al.)

    Pages 25-37

  • Three-Dimensional Quick-Clay Modeling of the Gothenburg Region, Sweden

    Persson, M. A.

    Pages 39-50

  • Ion Exchange as a Cause of Natural Restabilisation of Quick Clay – A Model Study

    Suer, Pascal (et al.)

    Pages 51-62

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eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7079-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7078-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0106-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landslides in Sensitive Clays
Book Subtitle
From Geosciences to Risk Management
Editors
  • Jean-Sébastien L'Heureux
  • Ariane Locat
  • Serge Leroueil
  • Denis Demers
  • Jacques Locat
Series Title
Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
Series Volume
36
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7079-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7079-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7078-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0106-6
Series ISSN
1878-9897
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 418
Number of Illustrations and Tables
62 b/w illustrations, 123 illustrations in colour
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