Riding the storm--landslide danger in the San Francisco Bay Area

General Information Product 48
Principal Videographer DOUGLAS DEVORE Graphics Animator/Artist BRYAN COLEMAN Lead Associate Editor WENDY VAN WAZER Chief Scientific Advisor RAYMOND WILSON Original Musical Score and Sound Design by DAN CANTRELL Cover Art by NANCY BROWN
Edited by: Karen Adams

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Movie Synopsis: --A catastrophic 1982 rainstorm triggered 18,000 landslides in the Bay Area, claiming 25 lives and causing $66 million in property damage. --The combination of steep slopes, weak rocks, and intense winter storms make Bay Area uplands an ideal setting for landslides. --Landslides include both swift, potentially deadly debris flows and slower, but destructive deepseated slides. --Learn what USGS scientists have discovered about landslide dynamics and which slopes are most susceptible to sliding. --Hear the devastating stories of Bay Area residents affected by landslides and learn to recognize the danger signs.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Riding the storm--landslide danger in the San Francisco Bay Area
Series title General Information Product
Series number 48
DOI 10.3133/gip48
Edition Version 1.0
Year Published 2007
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Geologic Hazards Science Center, Landslide Hazards Program
Description movie, 58:27 run time (available as .mp4 or as a DVD-video disc); trailer, 10:59 run time (.mp4)
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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