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Geohazards in Engineering Geology

Product Code: SPE15
Series: GSL Engineering Geology Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by J. G. Maund & M. Eddleston
Publication Date: 19 October 1998
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Engineering geology of natural hazards provides an authoritative selection of research papers and case histories from locations around the world.The papers exemplify the impact that natural hazards can have on society. The publication shows how hazards have been identified and the engineering solutions used for mitigating the hazards. The book includes accounts of hazards posed by volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, rivers glaciers and coastal areas. Consideration is given to swelling soils, ‘natural’ underground cavities and slope instability.The book is of direct relevance to academic and practising engineering geologists, geotechnical engineers and civil engineers. The papers will also be of interest to planners and government authorities in regions where natural hazards impose significant financial and social costs associated with loss of life, livelihoods and property.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-012-6
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-012-6
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 380
Weight: 1.25 kg


Section 1: Coastal and fluvial geohazards • The problem of flooding in Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa • A combined geotechnical/geophysical method for the prediction of liquefaction with particular reference to the Fraser River Delta, British Columbia • High-altitude glacial lake hazard assessment and mitigation: a Himalayan perspective • Controls of fluvial hazards in the Indo-Gangetic Plains • Construction of a drainage tunnel as part of glacial lake hazard mitigation at Hualƒan, Cordillera Blanca, Peru • Coastal cliff behaviour and management: Blackgang, Isle of White • The performance of some coastal engineering structures for shoreline stabilization and coastal defence in Trinidad, West Indies • Assessing erosion of sandy beaches due to sea-level rise • Section 2: Volcanic and seismic geohazards • Volcanic hazards and their mitigation • The distal impact of Icelandic volcanic gases and aerosols in Europe: a review of the 1783 Laki Fissure eruption and environmental vulnerability in the late 20th century • Lessons from the Kobe earthquake • Earthquake-mail (E-mail) for low seismic zone earthquake hazard assessment • Section 3: Slope stability hazards • Engineering hazards in the Taroko Gorge, eastern Taiwan • Integrated use of Landsat TM and SPOT panchromatic imagery for landscape mapping: case histories from southeast Spain • Landslides and their control in the Chinese loess plateau: models and case studies from Gansu Province, China • Inspection and risk assessment of slopes associated with the UK canal network • Small is beautiful: investigations and remedial works for minor slope failures • Rock slope hazard assessment: a new approach • Silica gels: a possible explanation for slope failures in certain rocks • An extension of probabilistic slope stability analysis of china clay deposits using geostatistics • Use of landscape inventory data to define the spatial location of landslide sites, South Wales, UK • Section 4: Hazard mapping • Graphical methods for hazard mapping and evaluation • The role of engineering geology in the hazard zonation of a Malaysian highway • Mitigating geohazards affecting mountain roads in northeast Somaliland • A hazard map of the Magnesian Limestone of County Durham • Landslide susceptibility mapping using the matrix assessment approach: a Derbyshire case study • Section 5: Geohazards associated with underground subsidence and cavities • Subsidence hazards caused by dissolution of Permian gypsum in England: geology investigation and remediation • Chalk solution features at three sites in southeast England: their formation and treatment • A basic downhole geophysical approach to the investigation of shallow mineworkings • Texture analysis using multi-temporal digital data for landslide hazard mapping • Section 6: Urban geohazards in developing countries • Geohazards and the urban environment • Hazards induced by groundwater recharge under rapid urbanization • Natural hazards in the urban environment: the need for a more sustainable approach to mitigation • Landfill disposal of hazardous wastes in developing countries: balancing environmental protection and cost • Section 7: Geohazards associated with contaminated land • Acid mine drainage and pollution: two case histories from South Africa • GIS techniques for mapping and evaluating sources and distribution of heavy metal contaminants • Improved methods for developing and visualizing remediation strategies • Section 8: Planning and geohazards • Incorporation of information on geohazards into the planning process • Development advice maps: mining subsidence • Some issues associated with the preparation of a review of foundation conditions in Great Britain • Development of ‘rockhead’ computer-generated geological models to assist geohazard prediction in London • Subsidence hazard assessment as a basis for planning guidance in Ripon • Some geohazards caused by soil mineralogy, chemistry and microfabric: a review • Index


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