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dc.contributor.advisorZhou, Wendy
dc.contributor.authorGarrett, Jordan
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:35:28Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-09T08:39:43Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:35:28Z
dc.date.available2022-02-09T08:39:43Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifierT 7268
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11124/79381
dc.description2013 Spring.
dc.descriptionIncludes illustrations (some color), color maps.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 66-70).
dc.description.abstractMass wasting processes occur worldwide. Mass wasting is defined as the down slope movement of rock and soil near the Earth's surface mainly due to gravity, which includes creep, landslides, debris flows, topples, and rock falls, each with their own characteristic features, and taking place over timescales ranging from seconds to years. Of these, landslides are known to be one of the most hazardous in that they often cause injuries, fatalities, and tremendous property damages. With its western portions located on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs, Colorado has proven to be highly susceptible to landslides which cause ongoing destruction of numerous hillside and mesa top developments. There has been minimal effort to produce landslide susceptibility maps for Colorado Springs, Colorado. The goal of this study are to perform Geographic Information System (GIS)-based landslide susceptibility analyses of a selected study area in southwestern Colorado Springs, Colorado using - One Dimensional (1D) Infinite Slope Analysis (ISA) and - Two Dimensional (2D) Bishop's Simplified Method of Slices (BSMS). This research has produced landslide susceptibility zonation maps, which, unlike those previously developed, display relative intensity of landslide susceptibility throughout the selected study area. The 1D and 2D methods yield comparable outputs. Both models indicate areas within the Broadmoor Bluffs and Broadmoor Oaks neighborhoods with high probabilities of Factors of Safety (FS) less than or close to 1.0 under three hypothetical groundwater conditions.
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.subjectlandslide
dc.subjectGIS
dc.subjectColorado Springs
dc.subject.lcshLandslides -- Colorado -- Colorado Springs
dc.subject.lcshGeographic information systems
dc.subject.lcshGeology -- Colorado -- Colorado Springs
dc.subject.lcshSlopes (Soil mechanics) -- Stability
dc.subject.lcshCartography
dc.titleGIS-based landslide susceptibility analysis of southwestern Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado
dc.typeText
dc.contributor.committeememberHiggins, Jerry D.
dc.contributor.committeememberSanti, Paul M. (Paul Michael), 1964-
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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