(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2003)

Document title

A review of rockfall mechanics and modelling approaches

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This study summarizes existing rockfall models and proposes modifications to make them suitable for predicting rockfall at a regional scale. First, the basic mechanics of rockfall are summarized. Secondly, existing models are divided in 3 groups : empirical models, process-based models and Geographical Information System (GIS)-based models. The final part is a discussion of how a model for predicting rockfall runout zones at a regional scale should be developed


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2003, vol. 27, no1 [pp. 69-87]

Bibliographic references : 81 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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