Introduction to Geological Hazards in the UK: their Occurrence, Monitoring and Mitigation

Dave Giles, J. S. Griffiths

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    Abstract

    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 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 related to georesources (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. 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, all within a UK context.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGeological Hazards in the UK: Their Occurrence, Monitoring and Mitigation
    Subtitle of host publicationEngineering Group Working Party Report
    EditorsD. P. Giles, J. S. Griffiths
    PublisherGeological Society of London
    Chapter1
    Pages1-41
    Number of pages41
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2020

    Publication series

    NameEngineering Geology Special Publications
    PublisherThe Geological Society
    Volume29

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