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Real-time monitoring of landslides

Fact Sheet 2012-3008

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Abstract

Landslides cause fatalities and property damage throughout the Nation. To reduce the impact from hazardous landslides, the U.S. Geological Survey develops and uses real-time and near-real-time landslide monitoring systems. Monitoring can detect when hillslopes are primed for sliding and can provide early indications of rapid, catastrophic movement. Continuous information from up-to-the-minute or real-time monitoring provides prompt notification of landslide activity, advances our understanding of landslide behavior, and enables more effective engineering and planning efforts.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Real-time monitoring of landslides
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2012-3008
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
National Landslide Information Center
Description:
4 p.
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N