By Stephen G. Evans, Gabriele Scarascia Mugnozza, Alexander Strom, Reginald L. Hermanns
This specified quantity includes papers in line with shows and discussions on the NATO complicated examine Workshop on large Rock Slope Failure; New versions for danger evaluate held in Celano, Italy in June 2002. 32 papers by way of sixty four engineers, geologists, and geomorphologists from sixteen nations deal with the problem of landslides from mammoth rock slope failure and linked phenomena (landslide tsunamis and landslide dams). Authors comprise many of the world’s top experts at the topic. among the thematic subject matters mentioned are international frequency, affects on society, research of preliminary rock slope failure, tracking of rock slope move, research and modeling of post-failure behaviour, volcanic landslides, and affects of big rock slope failure at the geomorphological evolution of mountain areas. neighborhood contributions contain reviews on rockslides and rock avalanches in Norway, western Canada, the Andes of Argentina, the Karakoram Himalaya, the ecu Alps, the Appennines, and the mountains of vital Asia. Rockslides and rock avalanches within the crucial Asian republics of the previous Soviet Union are mentioned intimately for the 1st time in an English-language e-book. those landslides contain the 1911 Usoi rockslide, that dammed seventy five km-long Lake Sarez, and the 1949 Khait rock avalanche which could have killed as much as 28,000 humans. either landslides have been earthquake-triggered and either can be found in Tajikistan. an extra spotlight is a close description and research of large-scale synthetic rock avalanches caused by means of underground nuclear explosions in the course of the trying out programme of the previous Soviet Union. the amount is a contribution to defining the state of the art in threat review for enormous rock slope failure and to international wisdom of the prevalence of landslides from monstrous rock slope failure in time and area. it truly is devoted to the reminiscence of famous Italian engineering geologist Professor Edoardo Semenza (1927-2002).