Acute Sensitivity of Landslide Rates to Initial Soil Porosity

dc.contributor.author Iverson, Richard
dc.contributor.author Reid, M.
dc.contributor.author Iverson, Neal
dc.contributor.author LaHusen, R.
dc.contributor.author Logan, M.
dc.contributor.author Mann, J.
dc.contributor.author Brien, D.
dc.contributor.department Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
dc.date 2018-02-18T09:31:26.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T04:03:19Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T04:03:19Z
dc.date.issued 2000-10-20
dc.description.abstract <p>Some landslides move imperceptibly downslope, whereas others accelerate catastrophically. Experimental landslides triggered by rising pore water pressure moved at sharply contrasting rates due to small differences in initial porosity. Wet sandy soil with porosity of about 0.5 contracted during slope failure, partially liquefied, and accelerated within 1 second to speeds over 1 meter per second. The same soil with porosity of about 0.4 dilated during failure and slipped episodically at rates averaging 0.002 meter per second. Repeated slip episodes were induced by gradually rising pore water pressure and were arrested by pore dilation and attendant pore pressure decline.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is from <em>Science</em> 290 (2000): 513, doi:<a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.290.5491.513" target="_blank">10.1126/science.290.5491.513</a>.</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.1126/science.290.5491.513
dc.subject.disciplines Hydrology
dc.subject.disciplines Sedimentology
dc.title Acute Sensitivity of Landslide Rates to Initial Soil Porosity
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