Landslide management in the mountain areas of China by Li, Tianchi.

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Published by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in Kathmandu, Nepal .

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StatementLi Tianchi.
SeriesICIMOD occasional paper ;, no. 15
ContributionsInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.
LC ClassificationsMicrofiche 94/62664 (T)
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Pagination50 p.
Number of Pages50
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Open LibraryOL1254514M
LC Control Number94904488

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A massive landslide struck the border area between Sichuan province and the Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China on October O people were evacuated.

The term landslide or less frequently, landslip, refers to several forms of mass wasting that include a wide range of ground movements, such as rockfalls, deep-seated slope failures, mudflows, and debris ides occur in a variety of environments, characterized by either steep or gentle slope gradients, from mountain ranges to coastal cliffs or even underwater, in which case they are.

The landslide occurred on the high, steep south slope of Sale Mountain, which comprises nearly horizontal Pliocene siltstones and mudstones covered by m of Pleistocene eolian loess. The volume of loess involved in the slide was less than one-third of the total volume of the sliding mass, so it is was not a loess landslide, but a loess.

Distribution Features of Landslides in Three Gorges Area and the Contribution of Basic Factors.- Discussion on Land Use Based on Landslide Management in Three Gorges Reservoir Areas.- Case Studies for Typical Landslides.- Mechanism for the Rapid Motion of the Reactivated Qianjiangping Landslide in Three Gorges Dam Reservoir, China As seen in the map at the top of the page, many of the areas with the highest potential for landslide activity are found in steep mountain ranges, including the Himalayas, Andes, and Alps.

A detailed view of part of the Himalayas in northern India, Nepal, and China (second image) makes clear that steep slopes are not the only factor. Landslides can occur slowly, hardly noticeable over a period of years. Creep is the slowest movement of land.

It is so slow that special instruments must be used to measure the speed of land movement, which is often only a few cm a r, sometimes rock and mud move down slopes at tremendous speeds Mud flows are common forms of landslides. They occur after heavy rains, when the soil is.

Heart Mountain Landslide (Subaerial) The largest known subaerial landslide is the Heart Mountain Landslide in northwestern Wyoming. Although this landslide occurred about 50 million years ago, it was so large that weathering, erosion, and volcanic activity have not yet obscured all of the evidence.

Due to the rapid expansion of cities and towns in China, many regions near or at ancient landslide sites have been used and are being selected as the sites of construction in the mountainous areas. The researchers and engineers are facing a big challenge to ensure safe utilization of old landslide sites as construction sites on the base of control.

Rescue workers in China pulled more bodies out of piles of rock and mud on Sunday as they searched for more than people still missing a day after a landslide buried a mountain.

Source for Table (Modified from) Schuster, R.L., The 25 most catastrophic landslides of the 20 th century, in Chacon, Irigaray and Fernandez (eds.), Landslides, Proc. Of the 8 th International Conf. & Field Trip on Landslides, Granada, Spain, Sept. Rotterdam: Balkema. References for Table. Advisory Committee on the International Decade for Natural Hazard Reduction Often, stabilizing landslide-scarred areas is too costly, and some inhabitants have no other places to relocate.

Fortunately, simple, “low-tech” precautions and actions can be adopted to at least ensure an individual’s immediate safety, and this handbook gives a brief overview of many of these options.

We strongly suggest that, where. Landslide Types and Processes Printed on recycled paper L andslides in the United States occur in all 50 States.

The primary regions of landslide occurrence and potential are the coastal and mountainous areas of California, Oregon, and Washington, the States comprising the intermountain west, and the. The Naga-Arakkan Mountain belt (in states of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura) The Western Ghats region including Nilgiris (in states of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala & Tamil Nadu) The Plateau margins of the Peninsular India and Meghalaya plateau in North-east India.

The following map of landslide prone areas in India will be useful. The landslide study did not begin in China untilthe year when the People’s Republic of China was founded.

In s, a larger number of landslides occurred with the increasing constructions of many projects, such as railways, highways and hydropower stations in China’s mountainous areas. Koshi River basin, which lies in the Central Himalayas with an area of 71, km2, is an important trans-boundary river basin shared by China, Nepal and India.

Yet, landslide-prone areas are all. Landslides are a serious geologic hazard common to almost every State in the United States.

As people move into new areas of hilly or mountainous terrain, it is important to understand the nature of their potential exposure to landslide hazards, and how cities, towns, and counties can plan for land-use, engineering of new construction and infrastructure which will reduce the. This book presents the research results on landslide disaster mitigation in Three Gorges Reservoir, China.

It consists of three parts. (1) Regional properties of landslides in this area, (2) Case studies about some typical landslides, and (3) New methodologies applied in this area. BEIJING — Hundreds of rescue workers tapped, poked and dug through the earth and rubble left by a landslide that smothered a village in southwestern China on.

A detailed landslide susceptibility map was produced in the Youfang catchment using logistic regression method with datasets developed for a geographic information system (GIS).

Known as one of the most landslide-prone areas in China, the Youfang catchment of Longnan mountain region, which lies in the transitional area among Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, loess Plateau and Sichuan Basin. Discussion on Land Use Based on Landslide Management in Three Gorges Reservoir Areas.

Pages The Anlesi Landslide in Wanzhou, China: Characteristics and Mechanism of a Gentle Dip Landslide. Pages Recognition of Lithology and Its Use in Identification of Landslide-Prone Areas Using Remote Sensing Data. Pages   15 killed, missing as landslide buries mountain village in China PTI |IST Rescue workers search for survivors at the site of a landslide that occurred in Xinmo Village.

Like most other cities in China, Lanzhou found a need to expand and create new areas for development. Urban construction land is one of the most valuable commodities in modern China.

The knowledge of the Landslide frequency is a fundamental element for any kind of probabilistic evaluation.

Furthermore, the evaluation of the age of the landslide permits to correlate the trigger to specific conditions, as earthquakes or periods of intense rains. It is possible that phenomena could be occurred in past geological times, under.

The book is extensive, detailed, well-presented and highly informative, and generally written in good English. Most of the papers are of journal quality, and many address issues that are rarely developed in mainstream landslide literature, such as landslide prediction and the development of landslide warning systems.

Frustration grew on Monday among family members of victims of a landslide that buried a mountain village in southwestern China, with some complaining. From tolives have been lost in 37 separate events, almost all of these landslides in East and South Asia, with the majority affecting India and China.

Historically large dams have been built in upland areas where the risks of landslides are relatively low. The Falling Mountain landslide − 66 MCM Very rapid rock avalanche triggered by the Arthur's Pass earthquake: 25 Aug Diexi, Mao County, Sichuan, China Diexi earthquake: MCM ~ The largest landslide formed a metre-high ( ft) landslide dam on the Min River.

Multi-temporal airborne laser scanning (ALS) surveys have become a prime consideration for detecting landslide movements and evaluating landslide risk in mountain areas.

The minimum elevation change (or detectability) that can be detected by repeated ALS surveys has become a critical threshold for landslide researchers and engineers to decide if ALS is a capable tool for detecting targeted. Walker and Shiels's Landslide Ecology is a valuable and pioneering work that aims to construct a new area of bioscience and might more properly be entitled “Landslide Geoecology.” The book begins not with biological colonization and the species of disturbed habitats, but with the physical qualities of landslides and landslide habitats.

China's Ministry of Emergency Management said in a notice that 9, homes have collapsed and at least million hectares of farmland has been damaged by the floods and rain. The cause of the landslide is currently under investigation, but it's believed heavy rainfall contributed.

At least 15 bodies have been found and people are missing after a landslide in Sichuan province in southwestern China, state news outlets reported Sunday.

In China, weeks of intense rains led to various discomforts in the cities, but no one ever thought of seeing a phenomenon such as what happened to this mountain. In the video, there are men who document a disastrous landslide that damaged a mountain hamlet at the foot of a mountain.

Climate change induced warming results in permafrost degradation. Melting permafrost subsequently leads to an increased incidence of landslides. The study area was within the northwest section of the Lesser Khingan Range in northern China along the Bei'an-Heihe Highway. We analyzed the impact of climate change on landslide movement in the permafrost zone via a combination of.

The landslide from a mountain in Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba hit Xinmo village at 6 am, blocking a two-kilometre section of river and burying 1, metres of road. Li T () Landslide management in mountain areas of China.

Occasional pa International Center for Integrated Mountain Development. Kathmandu, Nepal, p 50 Google Scholar. SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Authorities blamed an enormous, man-made mountain of soil and waste for the collapse of nearly three dozen buildings that left 81 people missing in southern China's most prominent manufacturing city.

Rescuers excavating the mud-drenched mess pulled out one body early Tuesday, the landslide's first confirmed death. Feb. 11, — More frequent and intense rainfall events due to climate change could cause more landslides in the High Mountain Asia region of China, Tibet and Nepal, according to the first.

Moreover and above all, it does play a role in mitigating the processes leading to increased landslide hazard, such as gully erosion. Thus, forest management and development are of particular concern.

But all people living in mountain areas rely on the soil stability for their livelihoods, and their livelihoods may influence this soil stability.

Landslides and Cropland Abandonment in China's Mountainous Areas: Spatial Distribution, Empirical Analysis and Policy Implications Article (PDF Available) in Sustainability 10(11)   Some 40 homes in the village of Xinmo were swallowed by the cascading debris after the side of a mountain collapsed, blocking a two kilometer stretch of.

china. landslide. sichuan province. A landslide in southern China was caught on camera as it barreled into cars near a market. One person died after being dug out of the debris.

Fifteen people were killed in a landslide in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday and about were believed to be still buried in the debris and feared dead, state media said.Landslide-dammed lakes are an increasingly recurrent event while catastrophic events that wipe out entire settlements and flash floods in high mountain areas are increasingly the new normal.

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