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Rainfall, ground-water flow, and seasonal movement at Minor Creek landslide, northwestern California: physical interpretation of empirical relations

Geological Society of America Bulletin

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Abstract

We present data on rainfall, ground-water flow, and repetitive seasonal motion that occurred from 1982 to 1985 at Minor Creek landslide in northwestern Californa, and we interpret these data in the context of physically based theories. We find that landslide motion is closely regulated by the direction and magnitude of near-surface hydraulic gradients and by waves of pore pressure caused by intermittent rainfall. Hummocky topography that results from slope instability may cause ground-water flow that perpetuates instability. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Rainfall, ground-water flow, and seasonal movement at Minor Creek landslide, northwestern California: physical interpretation of empirical relations
Series title:
Geological Society of America Bulletin
Volume
99
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geological Society of America Bulletin
First page:
579
Last page:
594
Number of Pages:
16