Discussion of “Case study: Oso, Washington, landslide of March 22, 2014-Material properties and failure mechanism” by Timothy D. Stark, Ahmed K. Baghdady, Oldrich Hungr, and Jordan Aaron

Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
By:

Links

Abstract

The original paper discusses factors that may have contributed to the occurrence and long runout of a disastrous landslide near the community of Oso, Washington, on March 22, 2014. The paper reinforces a prior finding that the long runout likely resulted from liquefaction of wet colluvium that was rapidly loaded by landslide debris impinging from upslope (Iverson et al. 2015). However, the original paper proposes a landslide geometry and chronology that differ from those presented in previous reports, and these differences have implications for interpreting the landslide’s mechanics. The paper also includes factual errors as well as misrepresentations that result from selective inclusion and exclusion of findings previously reported by others. The purposes of this discussion are to place the original paper in context and to rectify some of its mistakes.

Study Area

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Discussion of “Case study: Oso, Washington, landslide of March 22, 2014-Material properties and failure mechanism” by Timothy D. Stark, Ahmed K. Baghdady, Oldrich Hungr, and Jordan Aaron
Series title Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001917
Volume 144
Issue 11
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher American Society of Civil Engineers
Contributing office(s) Volcano Science Center
Description 07018028, 3 p.
Country United States
State Washington
City Oso
Google Analytic Metrics Metrics page
Additional metadata about this publication, not found in other parts of the page is in this table