Applications to Avalanching Landslides in Taiwan

Ioana Luca, Yih Chin Tai, Chih Yu Kuo

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The continuum, shallow-water type landslide models, derived in the previous chapters are applied to two devastating landslides in Taiwan for back-analysis of the landslide motion. The two landslides are the Tsaoling and Hsiaoling landslides, which were large-scale rapid avalanche landslides triggered by the Chi-Chi earthquake, 1999, and the excessive rainfall brought by the Morakot typhoon, 2009. In addition to the two example landslides, small scale landslides and debris flows have been repeatedly occurring in Taiwan because of the natural geological settings of the island.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media B.V.
Number of pages48
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics
ISSN (Print)1866-8348
ISSN (Electronic)1866-8356

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Ecological Modelling
  • Environmental Engineering


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