Forecasting erosion induced landslide / Roslan Zainal Abidin

Zainal Abidin, Roslan (2009) Forecasting erosion induced landslide / Roslan Zainal Abidin. Professorial Lecture . UPENA, Shah Alam. ISBN 978-697-305-418-3

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Abstract

Soil erosion is globally recognised as a serious threat to the human well being. The basic definition of the word 'Soil Erosion' commonly means the destruction of soil by the dual action of water and wind. It is essentially a smoothing process with soil particles being carried, rolled or washed down by the gravitational force. Erosion induced landslide is fundamentally a continuous process caused by two prominent means of disturbance either geologically or accelerated that affect the geological strata and the surface of the earth. The severity or impact on the soil strata depends significantly on the rainfall intensity, energy and magnitude of the rainfall erosiveness besides the degree of soil erodibility itself which scour away, loosen and breakdown the soil particles and carry them away. A combination of these two main factors namely rainfall erosivity and soil erodibility can be used as a predictive tool in forecasting erosion induced landslide. By knowing the level of rainfall erosivity and soil erodibility impact of an area, the potential risk of erosion induced landslide can be made known.

Item Type: Book
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Zainal Abidin, RoslanUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology > Dynamic and structural geology
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > Soil conservation and protection
Divisions: University Publication Centre (UPENA)
Series Name: Professorial Lecture
Item ID: 11275
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2016 01:54
Depositing User: Admin Pendigitan PTAR
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/11275

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