The Nature of Landslide Hazard Impact

  • Crozier M
  • Glade T
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This chapter discusses the stability of slopes, the factors that promote
instability and the adverse effects that landslides can have on human
wellbeing, land and livelihood. In particular, it identifies those
aspects of landslides that make them hazardous and analyses the vulnerability
of elements at risk in the face of landslide activity. It analyses
the nature and causes of slope instability from the perspective of
pre-conditions, preparatory factors, triggering factors and sustaining
factors. Different approaches to the determination of magnitude and
frequency of occurrence are introduced and the difficulties associated
with determining vulnerability of elements at risk are discussed.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Deep-seated earthflows
  • Landslide hazard impact
  • Mass movement
  • Slope instability
  • Soil creep

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