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Soil slip/debris flow localized by site attributes and wind-driven rain in the San Francisco Bay region storm of January 1982

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Soil slip/debris flow localized by site attributes and wind-driven rain in the San Francisco Bay region storm of January 1982; 2008; Article; Journal; Geomorphology; Pike, R. J.; Sobieszczyk, S.

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GIS analysis at 30-m resolution reveals that effectiveness of slope-destabilizing processes in the San Francisco Bay area varies with compass direction. Nearly half the soil slip/debris flows mapped after the catastrophic rainstorm of 3-5 January 1982 occurred on slopes that face S to WSW, whereas fewer than one-quarter have a northerly aspect. Azimuthal analysis of hillside properties for susceptible terrain near the city of Oakland suggests that the skewed aspect of these landslides primarily reflects vegetation type, ridge and valley alignment, and storm-wind direction. Bedrock geology, soil expansivity, and terrain height and gradient also were influential but less so; the role of surface curvature is not wholly resolved. Normalising [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2006.09.024
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