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dc.contributor.advisorSanti, Paul M. (Paul Michael), 1964-
dc.contributor.authorLockyear, Russell A.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-23T20:31:25Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T13:11:53Z
dc.date.available2018-10-23T20:31:25Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T13:11:53Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifierLockyear_mines_0052N_11623.pdf
dc.identifierT 8614
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11124/172584
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description2018 Fall.
dc.description.abstractNo existing research provides an integrated analysis of the key parameters that contribute to long-runout landslides in the Western United States. This study begins the task by assembling a dataset of geological, topographical, and hydrological parameters for landslides from eight study areas. Six measures of mobility were analyzed and two (landslide height drop to runout length ratio, H/L and landslide runout length, L) were selected for further use. Analysis of the correlations of the measured parameters with H/L and L was performed to quantify how well they predict these two mobility measures. The initial slope angle was found to match H/L for small landslides that did not experience a break in slope. Landslides in concave topography, landslides on previously moved material, and landslides in confined topography were found to possess lower H/L values, indicating higher mobility. Finally, landslides occurring on previously moved material and landslides in confined topography were found to possess larger values of L.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.relation.ispartof2010-2019 - Mines Theses & Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.titleIdentification of parameters for predicting long-runout landslides in the western United States
dc.typeText
dc.contributor.committeememberWalton, Gabriel
dc.contributor.committeememberZhou, Wendy
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineGeology and Geological Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorColorado School of Mines


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