Grounds for concern landsliding in Great Britain

Grounds for concern landsliding in Great Britain Discusses the 1984 study review by the Department of theEnvironment of existing knowledge regarding landslipping in GreatBritain. Reviews the background to the study and presents some of thegeneral results. Concludes that knowledge of landslide distribution,character and significance remain surprisingly poor, that old ancientlandslides are much more widely distributed in the landscape thanpreviously thought, and that such old features present an importantpotential threat to buildings and structures because they can bereactivated if disturbed. Suggests that heightened perception oflandslide hazard will lead to greater consideration of ground stabilityprior to developments, including increased use of various types ofsurvey techniques that exist, and delimit areas of actual and potentialinstability. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Structural Survey Emerald Publishing

Grounds for concern landsliding in Great Britain

Structural Survey, Volume 9 (3): 11 – Mar 1, 1991

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0263-080X
DOI
10.1108/02630809110031501
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Abstract

Discusses the 1984 study review by the Department of theEnvironment of existing knowledge regarding landslipping in GreatBritain. Reviews the background to the study and presents some of thegeneral results. Concludes that knowledge of landslide distribution,character and significance remain surprisingly poor, that old ancientlandslides are much more widely distributed in the landscape thanpreviously thought, and that such old features present an importantpotential threat to buildings and structures because they can bereactivated if disturbed. Suggests that heightened perception oflandslide hazard will lead to greater consideration of ground stabilityprior to developments, including increased use of various types ofsurvey techniques that exist, and delimit areas of actual and potentialinstability.

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Structural SurveyEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1991

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