A study of the distribution, characteristics, behaviour and triggering mechanisms of Nicaraguan landslides

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Devoli, Graziella (2008)

The thesis investigates and proposes a suitable form of collecting, organizing and analysing landslide data in order to improve the knowledge of landslide processes in Central America. The study recommends the organization of existing and new data in a national landslid... View more
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    - Devoli G. (2005). Collection of data on historical landslides in Nicaragua. In “Landslides, risk Analysis and Sustainable Disaster Management” Sassa K., Fukuoka H., Wang F., Wang G., (eds) proceedings of the First General Assembly of the International Consortium on Landslides (Washington, USA, 12-14 October 2005).

    - Devoli G., Chavez G., Blanco R. (2005). Landslide database for Nicaragua and its use. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 7, 04157. European Geosciences Union 2005 (Poster)

    - Scott K.M., Vallance J.W., Kerle N., Macías J.L., Strauch W., Devoli, G. (2005). Catastrophic precipitation-triggered lahar at Casita volcano, Nicaragua: occurrence, bulking and transformation. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms: 30 (1), 59-79

    - Vallance J.W., Schilling S.P., Devoli G., Reid M.E., Howell M.M., Brien D.L. (2004). Lahar Hazards at Casita and San Cristobal volcanoes, Nicaragua. U.S. Geological Survey. Open-File Report 01-468 Nicaragua and the Central American region............................................................ 6

    2.1. Geographical and geological setting ..................................................................... 6

    2.2. Past landslide investigations.................................................................................. 8

    Collection of landslide information and database development ........................... 10

    4. Landslide characterization ....................................................................................... 10 4.1. Terminology and classification ........................................................................... 10 4.2. Types of landslides .............................................................................................. 11 4.3. Temporal and spatial distribution ........................................................................ 15 4.4. Triggers................................................................................................................ 16 4.5. Human and economical losses............................................................................. 17 4.6. Landslide characteristics...................................................................................... 19 4.7. Debris flow run-out prediction ............................................................................ 19 4.8. The 1998 Casita lahar and its initial flank collapse............................................. 21

    5. Conclusions and recommendations.......................................................................... 24

    5.1. Limitations of the database.................................................................................. 26

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