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Real-Time Monitoring of Active Landslides

Fact Sheet 091-99

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Abstract

Landslides threaten lives and property in every State in the Nation. To reduce the risk from active landslides, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) develops and uses real-time landslide monitoring systems. Monitoring can detect early indications of rapid, catastrophic movement. Up-to-the-minute or real-time monitoring provides immediate notification of landslide activity, potentially saving lives and property. Continuous information from real-time monitoring also provides a better understanding of landslide behavior, enabling engineers to create more effective designs for halting landslide movement.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Real-Time Monitoring of Active Landslides
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
091-99
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
1999
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
2 p.