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Moving experiences with landslides


This topic focuses on landslides (in the broadest sense of the term), including some general background about landslides, landslides I have worked on, and maybe a few others I have studied. With Jim Slosson, I worked on several expensive landslides in Malibu (Big Rock Mesa, Rambla Pacifico, Castellamare, etc.), the Abalone Cove landslide, the Thistle landslide in Utah, and the debris flows I talked about at AEG. I was also caught in a debris flow on a mountain road in the Karakoram-Himalaya in Baltistan, Pakistan. (I lived.)


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Cronin, V.S., 1992, Compound landslides: Nature and hazard potential of secondary landslides within host landslides, in Slosson, J.E., Keene, A.G., and Johnson, J.A., [editors] , Landslides and landslide mitigation: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Reviews in Engineering Geology, v. IX, p. 1-9.

Larson, R.A., 2002, Mitigation of an earth-slide earth-flow affecting Hume Road at mile marker 0.45, Los Angeles County, California: accessible via

Shuirman, G., and Slosson, J.E., 1992, Forensic Engineering -- Environmental Case Histories for Civil Engineers and Geologists: Academic Press, 296 p., ISBN 0-12-640740-1, especially the following chapters about various landslide cases:

Vonder Linden, K., 1989, The Portuguese Bend landslide: Engineering Geology, v. 27, p. 301-373.

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