The classification of rockslide dams

Hermanns, Reginald, Hewitt, Kenneth, Strom, Alexander, Evans, Stephen G., Dunning, Stuart and Scarascia-Mugnozza, Gabriele (2010) The classification of rockslide dams. In: Natural and Artificial Rockslide Dams. Springer, London. ISBN 978-3642047633

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The NATO Advanced Research Workshop - Security of natural and artificial rockslide dams in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) in June 2004 made obvious that rockslide dams are more complex than as defined in previous landslide dam classifications. This is a new three dimensional classification system considering the relation of rockslide-deposit and valley morphology. This system is a three-step classification considering A) the plan view distribution of the rockslide deposit within the valley and its relation to impounded water bodies, B) the cross valley profile of the rockslide deposit and the underlying valley morphology, and C) the profile of the rockslide debris and the underlying substrate along the thalweg of the valley. This classification system describes the rockslide dams in a way that it helps to define the hazard of outburst floods and to evaluate subsequent valley evolutions

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rockslides
Subjects: F600 Geology
F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
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Date Deposited: 12 May 2010 10:54
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 08:40

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