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A method for mapping hazard posed by debris flows has been developed and applied to an area near Honolulu, Hawaii. The method uses studies of past debris flows to characterize sites of initiation, volume at initiation, and volume-change behavior during flow. Digital simulations of debris flows based on these characteristics are then routed through a digital elevation model (DEM) to estimate degree of hazard over the area.
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Mapping debris-flow hazard in Honolulu using a DEM
Publ by ASCE
New York, NY, United States
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Proceedings of the National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering