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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1992)

Document title

The role of vegetation clearing in the mass failure of hillslopes : Moresby Ranges, Western Australia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KURUPPUARACHI T. ; WYRWOLL K. H. ;

Abstract

The paper attempts to establish the hillslope stability response to vegetation clearing in the Moresby Ranges. Stability calculations show that the « immediate » cause of failure are debris mantle saturation and the development of high positive pore water pressures. But by considering the root strength that the native vegetation imparted to the debris mantle, it is clear that the « ultimate » cause of hillslope failure is the clearing of native vegetation

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 1992, vol. 19, no2 [pp. 193-208]

Bibliographic references : 24 réf.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Bundesanstalt fur Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe - Hannovre

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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