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.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Real-time monitoring of landslides
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2012-3008
DOI 10.3133/fs20123008
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) National Landslide Information Center, Volcano Hazards Program
Description 4 p.
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N