American Society of Civil Engineers

Assessment and Prediction of Debris-flow Hazards

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

pp. 1272-1283

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Hydraulic Engineering
Abstract: 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.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Mass transport

Author Keywords:
Sediment transport
Environmental impact - Flow of solids - Health hazards - Slurries
Debris-flow hazards - Debris-flow source area - Initiation mechanism - Viscous slurry flows