(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2003)

Document title

Causes and consequences of landslides in the Darjiling-Sikkim Himalayas, India

published at : Extreme events and the transformation of landscape

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BASU S.R. ; DE S.K. ;


The Darjiling-Sikkim Himalayas is known to be the most severely affected by landslides. Unauthorized structures in the unsafe zones, absence of an adequate drainage system and unplanned growth of settlements have accelerated the process of ecological imbalance. In recognition of the acuteness of problems related to landslides, this paper summarizes the knowledge of slope stability so as to provide information on the origin of slope movements and the methods of their investigation, prevention and control. A series of case studies in the Darjiling-Sikkim Himalayas have been undertaken to provide a better understanding of this natural disaster problem


Thematical fascicle

published at : Geographia polonica / ISSN 0016-7282 / CODEN GGPLAE

Editor : Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Warszawa - POLOGNE (1964)

Millesime : 2003, vol. 76, no 2 [pp. 37-52]

Bibliographic references : 16 ref.




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