Storm-triggered Landslides in Warmer Climates by Diandong RenStorm-triggered Landslides in Warmer Climates by Diandong Ren

Storm-triggered Landslides in Warmer Climates

byDiandong Ren

Hardcover | October 10, 2014

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This volume discusses the general physics of debris flows and various approaches to modeling - including the SEGMENT-Landslide approach - as well as the pros and cons of these approaches and how other approaches are sub-sets of the SEGMENT-Landslide approach. In addition, this volume will systematically unify the concepts of vadose zone hydrology and geotechnical engineering, with special emphasis on quantifying ecosystem consequences of storm-triggered landslides in a warmer climate setting. The reader will find a comprehensive coverage of concepts ranging from hillslope hydrology, porous granular material rheology and the fundamentals of soil properties, to state-of-the-art concepts of enhanced hydrological cycle with climate warming and a discussion of new approaches for future research.
Dr. Ren's main interests lie in climate diagnostics, dynamic data assimilation and fluid mechanics, as well as land surface modeling of ecosystem responses to a warming climate, glacier/ice sheet dynamic modeling, natural hazards such as storm-triggered landslides, frozen soil thawing and refreezing processes and soil nutrient fluctuat...
Title:Storm-triggered Landslides in Warmer ClimatesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:365 pagesPublished:October 10, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319085174

ISBN - 13:9783319085173

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Ecosystem of sloping terrain, soil and vegetation.- Landslides are a double-edged sword.- Strain and Stress.- Landslide dynamics.- SEGMENT-Landslide and applications on various climatic zones.- Changes in extreme precipitation in a future warming climate.- Landslides impact on sea level rise.- Modeling the debris flows in the aftermath of the 2007 Southern California Wildfires.- Opportunity and challenges in a remote sensing era.- The path forward: Landslides in a future climate.- Mathematical skills required to fully understand SEGMENT-Landslide.- Appendix 1: Pressure fields within a simplest granular media - A comment on a recent Science article on locomotors running over sands.- Appendix 2: Cluster analysis.- Appendix 3: Scarp size distribution, who are the players?.- Appendix 4: Basic tensor (and vector) operations.- Appendix 5: GPD analysis of extreme precipitation.- Appendix C1: Lax-Windoff scheme of various order of accuracy (1D followed by a higher order scheme implemented in SEGMENT-Landslide.- Appendix C2: 1D thermal equation solver (semi-implicit C-N scheme).