(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Simulated effect of soil depth and bedrock topography on near-surface hydrologic response and slope stability

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LANNI C. (1 2) ; MCDONNELL J. (2) ; HOPP L. (2) ; RIGON R. (1) ;
(1) Environmental and Civil Engineering, Univ., Trento, ITALIE
(2) Oregon State Univ., Forestry Engineering, Corvallis, ETATS-UNIS


This paper explores the effect of hillslope hydrological behavior on slope stability in the context of transient subsurface saturation development and landslide triggering. The AA. perform a series of virtual experiments to address how subsurface topography affects the location and spatial pattern of slip surface development and pore pressure dynamics. They use a 3D Darcy-Richards equation solver (Hydrus 3-D) combined with a cellular automata slope stability model to simulate the spatial propagation of the destabilized area. The results showed that the soil-bedrock interface and in particular, bedrock depressions, played a key role in pore pressure dynamics, acting as an impedance for the downslope drainage of perched water. This work suggests that landslide models should consider the subsurface topography in order to include a connectivity component in the mathematical description of hydrological processes operating at the hillslope scale


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 38, no2 [pp. 146-159]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.3267

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