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.
- 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
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. Remote Detection of Landslide Occurrence and Dynamics 15. Submarine Landslides 16. Landslide Fatalities 17. Rockfall 18. Interactions of Landslides and Rivers 19. Landslides
Debris Flows 20. Geomorphic Perspective on Landslides 21. Reducing Impacts of Landslide Disasters
Tim Davies works at the School of Geological Sciences in the University of Canterbury, New Zealand
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.