Landslide and slope stability hazard in the UK

E. M. Lee, Dave Giles

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    With its rich lithological variation, upland, lowland and coastal settings, and past climatic changes, the UK presents a wide variety of landslide features that can pose significant hazards to people, construction and infrastructure, or simply add to landscape character and conservation value of an area. This chapter describes and defines the nature and extent of this landsliding; the causes, effects and geological controls on failure; and their mitigation and stabilization. A risk-based approach to landslide management is outlined with qualitative and semi-quantitative methodologies described. Numerous case studies are presented exemplifying landslide and slope stability hazards in the UK.
    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
    Number of pages82
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2020

    Publication series

    NameEngineering Geology Special Publications
    PublisherThe Geological Society

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