Geomorphological Hazards in Los Angeles
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 67, Issue 4, pages 43–44, 28 January 1986
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1986), Geomorphological Hazards in Los Angeles, Eos Trans. AGU, 67(4), 43–44, doi:10.1029/EO067i004p00043-01.(
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- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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This is a topical book that deals with the geomorphological and geological engineering problems associated with hillslope processes and sediment transport in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. There are few large cities in the United States where the problems of urban growth include such a distinctive physical environment, as well as the potential hazards of brush fires, earthquakes, and floods that occur in Los Angeles. The research and data used in the book are restricted to Los Angeles County and cover the period 1914–1978. The author has done a commendable job of synthesizing a large mass of data from diverse sources, including federal, state, and local agency reports, plus data from private groups such as professional technical societies and consultants.