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Title: Landslide research in China
Authors: Chen, Zuyu
Meng, Xingmin
Yin, Yueping
Dijkstra, Tom
Winter, Mike
Wasowski, Janusz
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © The authors. Published by The Geological Society of London
Citation: CHEN, Z. ... et al., 2016. Landslide research in China. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 49(4), pp. 279-285.
Abstract: © 2016 The Author(s). On 9 April 2000, a 91 Mm 3 rock avalanche occurred in Linzhi Prefecture, Tibet. The event was accompanied by a deafening noise, with the rock mass travelling from a maximum elevation of 5132 m and coming to a rest at an elevation of 2163 m. It formed a landslide dam in the Yigong Zangbo River of some 55 mheight, impounding a reservoir of some 2 Gm 3 for a period of 62 days after which it emptied in less than 12 h. This event was a forewarning of a period of frequent geological disasters in China during the start of the 21st century. The ensuingWenchuan earthquake (surface-wave magnitude M s 8.0; May 2008), Zhouqu debris flow (August 2010) and Ludian earthquake (M s 6.7; August 2014) led to the Chinese Government renewing its campaign against geological disasters and it has since invested heavily in scientific research to guide efforts to mitigate the impact of such natural disasters. This thematic set on Landslide Research in China was initiated to highlight this research. This paper provides a brief review of three of the featured subjects and accompanies the five papers published in the thematic set.
Description: This paper is the accepted version published in Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 49(4), pp. 279-285. http://qjegh.lyellcollection.org/content/49/4/279 © Geological Society of London 2016.
Sponsor: T. Dijkstra publishes with the permission of the Executive Director of the British Geological Survey (NERC)
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1144/qjegh2016-100
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/31997
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1144/qjegh2016-100
ISSN: 1470-9236
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