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Title: Predicting landslides in clearcut patches

Author: Rice, Raymond M.; Pillsbury, Norman H.;

Date: 1982

Source: In: Recent Developments in the Explanation and Prediction of Erosion and Sediment Yield: Proceedings of the Exeter Symposium; 19-30 July 1982; Exeter, UK. International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication No. 137. Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK: International Association of Hydrological Sciences; 1982: 303-311.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Abstract - Accelerated erosion in the form of landslides can be an undesirable consequence of clearcut logging on steep slopes. Forest managers need a method of predicting the risk of such erosion. Data collected after logging in a granitic area of northwestern California were used to develop a predictive equation. A linear discriminant function was developed that correctly classified almost 90% of the data. The equation was based on measurements of slope, crown cover, tributary drainage area, and distance from a stream. A procedure was then developed by which the discriminant function can be used to determine the optimum strategy for managing landslide-susceptible terrain

Keywords: PSW4351, landslides, clearcut logging, erosion, slopes, linear discriminant function, northwestern Californi

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Rice, Raymond M.; Pillsbury, Norman H. 1982. Predicting landslides in clearcut patches. In: Recent Developments in the Explanation and Prediction of Erosion and Sediment Yield: Proceedings of the Exeter Symposium; 19-30 July 1982; Exeter, UK. International Association of Hydrological Sciences Publication No. 137. Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK: International Association of Hydrological Sciences; 1982: 303-311.

 


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