debris slide

debris slide

[də′brē ‚slīd]
(geology)
A type of landslide involving a rapid downward sliding and forward rolling of comparatively dry, unconsolidated earth and rocky debris.
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Among specific topics are the field investigation and finite element modeling of a progressive debris slide in the Indian Himalayas, two methods for measuring the internal velocity of debris flows in the laboratory, modeling soil erosion and sediment transport under different land management options in a southern Italy watershed, the influence of storm-based events on the suspended sediment flux in a small scale river catchment in Ireland, and a framework of human reliability analysis in a geotechnical risk assessment for hillside development.
From the breathtaking Elevate Me Later, the band drew on a stream of classic songs, taking in fans' favourites Summer Babe, Cut Your Hair and Debris Slide. A reminder of why Pavement are so revered.
The most dramatic effects of CWD occur where debris slides form large channel-blocking 'log janus.' In 1995, a debris slide scoured a first-order tributary of Road Prong depositing more than fifty trees into the main channel upstream from the study reach (Fig.
The shaker screens out rocks, boulders and debris, sifting the padding material onto a conveyor belt as the rock and debris slide off the back of the machine.
Based on a photograph of the landslide outside Oakridge, Burns guessed it was a "translational debris slide" - more ground and rock than the wetter slurry associated with debris flows that begin at the headwaters of streams, he said.
Rainfall rates may approach two inches per hour, with rock slides and debris slides possible.
Verdant hillsides that had provided estates with a sense of seclusion were largely denuded by last month's historic wildfires, making them vulnerable to the massive mud and debris slides that sent boulders crashing into homes, turned highways into raging rivers and shredded cars into tangles of metal.
Debris slides could be particularly prevalent in the Columbia River Gorge, and the weather service said it might issue flash flood warnings for burn scar areas as the fall rains set in.
The storm is expected to be one of the windiest and rainiest in five years and could also cause debris slides, especially in areas affected by this year's intense and widespread wildfires.
Debris avalanches differ from debris slides because their movement is much more rapid.
Residents should be aware that area roadways may become impassible due to mud, rock and debris slides or due to streams and washes overwhelming existing culverts and bridges.