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 | Public health and safety | Disasters and hazards | Sediment transport | Geomorphology | Sludge | Health hazards | Viscous flow

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