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Rainfall thresholds for the initiation of debris flows at La Honda, California

Environmental and Engineering Geoscience

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Abstract

A simple numerical model, based on the physical analogy of a leaky barrel, can simulate significant features of the interaction between rainfall and shallow-hillslope pore pressures. The leaky-barrel-model threshold is consistent with, but slightly higher than, an earlier, purely empirical, threshold. The number of debris flows triggered by a storm can be related to the time and amount by which the leaky-barrel-model response exceeded the threshold during the storm. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Rainfall thresholds for the initiation of debris flows at La Honda, California
Series title:
Environmental and Engineering Geoscience
Volume
1
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Environmental and Engineering Geoscience
First page:
11
Last page:
27
Number of Pages:
17