Hillslope Stability and Land Use

Hillslope Stability and Land Use

Author(s): Roy C. Sidle, Andrew J. Pearce, Colin L. O'Loughlin

Published Online: 15 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875903156

Online ISBN: 9781118665503

DOI: 10.1029/WM011

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Water Resources Monograph Series, Volume 11.

This monograph compiles research findings on soil mass movement into a format usable by practitioners and students. Applications are stressed in the areas of extensive and management practices rather than engineering earthworks. Examples are included to illustrate various prediction, avoidance, and control measures used in managing unstable terrain.

We use the term soil (i.e., soil mass movement) to mean the mantle of unconsolidated or poorly consolidated material of either residual or transported origin, that overlies bedrock and forms the surface of the land. This usage is consistent with the conventional civil engineering use of the word and is synonymous with the geological term regolith and with soil mantle.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Significance of Soil Mass Movement (pages 1–9)

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    3. Chapter 2

      Major Types of Soil Mass Movement (pages 11–18)

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    4. Chapter 3

      Slope Stability Analysis (pages 19–30)

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    5. Chapter 4

      Natural Factors Affecting Slope Stability (pages 31–72)

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