Chapter 4. Sediment Yield and Landslides

  1. William B. Bull

Published Online: 12 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312003.ch4

Tectonically Active Landscapes

Tectonically Active Landscapes

How to Cite

Bull, W. B. (2009) Sediment Yield and Landslides, in Tectonically Active Landscapes, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312003.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190121

Online ISBN: 9781444312003



  • sediment yield and landslides;
  • tectonic controls;
  • intense fracturing - promoting pervasive frost wedging in alpine settings;
  • intense shattering - resulting in fluvial dissection;
  • orientation, height, and latitudinal position of the Southern Alps - ideal for interception;
  • uplift and consequent erosional steepening of hillslopes - increasing watershed sediment yields;
  • sediment-yield index - approximating long-term sediment yield from each source watershed;
  • slope steepness - major control on hillslope susceptibility to landsliding;
  • seepage forces


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Sediment Yield

  • Mass Movements

  • Summary