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Publication Type : Conference Paper
Thematic Areas : Wireless Network and Application
Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science.
Source : IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 2016, vol. 30
Keywords : Anthropogenic factors, Case-studies, Earth sciences, Field investigation, Geoenvironmental, Geological factors, Geology, Landslides, Mass movement, North India, Western Ghats
Campus : Amritapuri
School : School of Engineering
Center : Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA)
Department : Wireless Networks and Applications (AWNA)
Year : 2016
Abstract : Landslides - mass movements of rock, debris or earth down a slope - are worldwide phenomena which cause significant damage and an estimated 5000 fatalities each year. They are caused by the interplay of various natural and anthropogenic factors and occur under diverse geoenvironmental conditions. In India, landslides occur primarily in the Himalayas of North India and in the Western Ghats of South India. This paper reports the results of field investigations for six landslide sites in North, Northeast and South India. We provide explanations as to why several landslides occurred at each of the sites. Our goal is to gain a deeper insight into the causes and precursors of landslides, which will facilitate more accurate identification of landslide-prone locations and enable early detection of landslide events. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.
Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Nirmala Vasudevan and Ramanathan, K., “Geological factors contributing to landslides: Case studies of a few landslides in different regions of India”, in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 2016, vol. 30