Debris-flow Hazards and Related Phenomena (Springer Praxis Books) pdf epub fb2

Debris-flow Hazards and Related Phenomena (Springer Praxis Books) by Matthias Jakob pdf epub fb2

Debris-flow Hazards and Related Phenomena (Springer Praxis Books) Author: Matthias Jakob
Title: Debris-flow Hazards and Related Phenomena (Springer Praxis Books)
ISBN: 3642058523
ISBN13: 978-3642058523
Other Formats: lrf lrf doc azw
Pages: 739 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2005 edition (December 15, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Size PDF version: 1776 kb
Size EPUB version: 1489 kb
Subcategory: Engineering




With climate change and deforestation, debris flows and debris avalanches have become the most significant landslide hazards in many countries. In recent years there have been numerous debris flow avalanches in Southern Europe, South America and the Indian Subcontinent, resulting in major catastrophes and large loss of life. This is therefore a major high-profile problem for the world's governments and for the engineers and scientists concerned.

Matthias Jakob and Oldrich Hungr are ideally suited to edit this book. Matthias Jakob has worked on debris flow forover a decade and has had numerous papers published on the topic, as well as working as a consultant on debris flow for municipal and provincial governments. Oldrich Hungr has worked on site investigations on debris flow, avalanches and rockfall, with emphasis on slope stability analysis and evaluation of risks to roads in built-up areas. He has also developed mathematical models for landslide dynamic analysis. They have invited world-renowned experts to joint them in this book.