(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Rock fall dynamics and deposition : an integrated analysis of the 2009 Ahwiyah Point rock fall, Yosemite National Park, USA

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZIMMER V.L. (1) ; COLLINS B.D. (2) ; STOCK G.M. (3) ; SITAR N. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of California, Berkeley, ETATS-UNIS
(2) US Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California, ETATS-UNIS
(3) National Park Service, Yosemite National Park, California, El Portal, ETATS-UNIS


The AA. analyzed a combination of airborne and terrestrial LiDAR, high-resolution photography, seismic, and acoustic data in order to gain insights into the initiation, dynamics, and talus deposition of a complex rock fall in eastern Yosemite Valley. The results suggest that accumulation of individual rock-fall boulders tends to steepen talus slopes, whereas large, energetic rock falls tend to flatten them. Detachment and impact signals were recorded by seismic and acoustic instruments and highlight the potential use of this type of instrumentation for generalized rock fall monitoring, while LiDAR and photography data were able to quantify the cliff geometry, rock fall volume, source and impact locations, and geomorphological changes to the cliff and talus


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 37, no6 [pp. eng-eng]

Bibliographic references : 39 ref.

Collation : 9 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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