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First results of a monitoring experiment for the analysis of rainfall induced landslides


Monitoring of saturation-desaturation processes is a critical issue for the assessment of potential landslides. In this study, the design and first results of a monitoring experiment for a test site in the vicinity of previous landslides is presented. The monitoring experiment will be conducted over a period of one year to reflect typical seasonal hydrological changes. Meteorological data (rainfall, temperature and air pressure), infiltration, outflow and suction and saturation at different depths up to 1.5 m will be measured continuously using tensiometers, Time Domain Reflectometers and MoisturePoint devices.


Thielen, Andrea and Springman, Sarah M.

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Soil; SoilGroup; rain fall; landslides; Springman, Sarah M.; Thielen, Andrea

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Date published: 2005