Causes of Lanslides in Cohesive Soils

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Abstract

Landslides represent the element of greater geomorphological danger for hillsides and mountainous areas; the knowledge of them in terms of delimitation progressively improved in recent years, due to the sensitivity to the problem, to the need to take census of the damages as well as for the adoption of ever more advanced surface survey technologies and surface analysis methods that derive from techniques for positioning and survey (GPS, LASER, RADAR, etc.) developed for military and space exploration purposes. This approach, that contributes specifically to delineating surface movements and effects on the soil, does not provide, however, enough information on internal causes and on the factors predisposing the triggering that remain to date often uncertain and not univocal.

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  1. 1.University of BasilicataPotenzaItaly

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