Geological Hazards in the UK: Their Occurrence, Monitoring and Mitigation

Dave Giles (Editor), J. S. Griffiths (Editor)

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


    The UK is perhaps unique globally in that it presents the full spectrum of geological time, stratigraphy and associated lithologies within its boundaries. With this wide range of geological assemblages comes a wide range of geological hazards, whether they be geophysical (earthquakes, effects of volcanic eruptions, tsunami, landslides), geotechnical (collapsible, compressible, liquefiable, shearing, swelling and shrinking soils), geochemical (dissolution, radon and methane gas hazards) or georesource related (coal, chalk and other mineral extraction). An awareness of these hazards and the risks that they pose is a key requirement of the engineering geologist.

    The Geological Society considered that a Working Party Report would help to put the study and assessment of geohazards into the wider social context, helping the engineering geologist to better communicate the issues concerning geohazards in the UK to the client and the public. This volume sets out to define and explain these geohazards, to detail their detection, monitoring and management and to provide a basis for further research and understanding.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherGeological Society of London
    Commissioning bodyThe Geological Society
    Number of pages490
    ISBN (Print)9781786204615
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2020

    Publication series

    NameEngineering Geology Special Publication
    PublisherThe Geological Society
    ISSN (Print)0267-9914

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