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The Rainfall Intensity: Duration Control of Shallow Landslides and Debris Flows

Nel Caine
Geografiska Annaler. Series A, Physical Geography
Vol. 62, No. 1/2 (1980), pp. 23-27
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography
DOI: 10.2307/520449
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/520449
Page Count: 5
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The Rainfall Intensity: Duration Control of Shallow Landslides and Debris Flows
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Abstract

Published records of the rainfall intensities and durations associated with shallow landsliding and debris flow activity suggests a limiting threshold for this type of slope instability. The limit has the general form: I = 14.82 D-0.39 and is best defined for rainfall durations between 10 minutes and 10 days.

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