Assessment and Prediction of Debris-flow Hazards

by Gerald F. Wieczorek, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


Study of debris-flow geomorphology and initiation mechanism has led to better understanding of debris-flow processes. This paper reviews how this understanding is used in current techniques for assessment and prediction of debris-flow hazards.

Subject Headings: Solids flow | Viscous flow | Sediment transport | Health hazards | Slurries | Debris | Geomorphology | Mass transport

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