debris flow


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debris flow

[də′brē ‚flō]
(geology)
A variety of rapid mass movement involving the downslope movement of high-density coarse clast-bearing mudflows, usually on alluvial fans.
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Due to translational or rotational failure of saturated or undercut slopes, debris flow often occurs with different grain sizes distributions in soil.
Slope material that becomes saturated with water may develop into a debris flow or mud flow.
The papers on risk assessment are grouped into topics: risk assessment, risk management, hazard prevention, early warning systems, natural hazards, vulnerability issues, health risk, and debris flow and flood.
Land-use zoning, professional inspections, and proper design can minimize many landslide, mudflow, and debris flow problems.
"Ever since the May 18 eruption of 1980, that mountain has been pumping out debris flow after debris flow," says Portland State University's Burns.
Debris Flow 2006--1st International Conference on Monitoring, Simulation, Prevention and Remediation of Dense and Debris Flows.
The major of my research is on the mechanism and comprehensive control of mountain hazards (debris flow, landslide, and flash flood).
Two rivers are running from the mountains through the city, which are considered as the most hazardous in terms of debris flow not only in Kazakhstan but also in the nearby region.
Al noroeste del area es sobreyacida por depositos caoticos de debris flow (Subunidad Congo) y hacia el sureste, en la margen izquierda del rio Negro, por la Unidad Guachipelin.
During floods, a debris dam that breaks free becomes a debris flow, with dramatic consequences for bridges and roads, fields and homes downstream.