By Stephen G. Evans, Gabriele Scarascia Mugnozza, Alexander Strom, Reginald L. Hermanns
This designated quantity comprises papers according to displays and discussions on the NATO complicated study Workshop on monstrous Rock Slope Failure; New types for probability overview held in Celano, Italy in June 2002. 32 papers by way of sixty four engineers, geologists, and geomorphologists from sixteen nations handle the problem of landslides from gigantic rock slope failure and linked phenomena (landslide tsunamis and landslide dams). Authors contain many of the world’s top professionals at the topic. among the thematic subject matters mentioned are worldwide frequency, affects on society, research of preliminary rock slope failure, tracking of rock slope flow, research and modeling of post-failure behaviour, volcanic landslides, and impacts of huge rock slope failure at the geomorphological evolution of mountain areas. neighborhood contributions comprise experiences on rockslides and rock avalanches in Norway, western Canada, the Andes of Argentina, the Karakoram Himalaya, the ecu Alps, the Appennines, and the mountains of vital Asia. Rockslides and rock avalanches within the relevant Asian republics of the previous Soviet Union are mentioned intimately for the 1st time in an English-language booklet. those landslides comprise the 1911 Usoi rockslide, that dammed seventy five km-long Lake Sarez, and the 1949 Khait rock avalanche which may have killed as much as 28,000 humans. either landslides have been earthquake-triggered and either can be found in Tajikistan. an extra spotlight is an in depth description and research of large-scale man made rock avalanches prompted via underground nuclear explosions through the trying out programme of the previous Soviet Union. the quantity is a contribution to defining the cutting-edge in danger review for enormous rock slope failure and to international wisdom of the prevalence of landslides from giant rock slope failure in time and area. it's devoted to the reminiscence of famous Italian engineering geologist Professor Edoardo Semenza (1927-2002).
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