Debris flow hazards mitigation--Mechanics, prediction, and assessment

Edited by: C.-L. Chen and J.J. Major



These proceedings contain papers presented at the Fourth International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Prediction, and Assessment held in Chengdu, China, September 10-13, 2007. The papers cover a wide range of topics on debris-flow science and engineering, including the factors triggering debris flows, geomorphic effects, mechanics of debris flows (e.g., rheology, fluvial mechanisms, erosion and deposition processes), numerical modeling, various debris-flow experiments, landslide-induced debris flows, assessment of debris-flow hazards and risk, field observations and measurements, monitoring and alert systems, structural and non-structural countermeasures against debris-flow hazards and case studies. The papers reflect the latest devel-opments and advances in debris-flow research. Several studies discuss the development and appli-cation of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technologies in debris-flow hazard/risk assessment. Timely topics presented in a few papers also include the development of new or innovative techniques for debris-flow monitoring and alert systems, especially an infra-sound acoustic sensor for detecting debris flows. Many case studies illustrate a wide variety of debris-flow hazards and related phenomena as well as their hazardous effects on human activities and settlements.

Study Area

Additional publication details

Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Debris flow hazards mitigation--Mechanics, prediction, and assessment
ISBN 9789059660595
Year Published 2007
Language English
Publisher Millpress Science Publishers
Publisher location Rotterdam, Netherlands
Contributing office(s) Volcano Hazards Program
Description 768 p.
First page 1
Last page 768
Time Range Start 2007-09-10
Conference Title Debris flow hazards mitigation--Mechanics, prediction, and assessment: 4th International Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation Conference
Conference Location Chendgu, China
Conference Date September 10-13, 2007
Country China
City Chendgu
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
Google Analytic Metrics Metrics page