Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Prediction, and Assessment
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Prediction, and Assessment (DFHM-4), Chengdu, China, September 10-13, 2007
Cheng-lung Chen & Jon J. Major (Editors) - 2007
17 x 24 cm, hardbound, CD-ROM with full papers included, 768 pages, isbn: 978-90-5966-059-5
Price: € 180
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 modelling, 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 developments and advances in debris-flow research. Several studies discuss the development and application 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 infrasound 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.
The papers are printed in black and white, and are also found in full on the accompanying CD-ROM, including all full-colour illustrations.