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Applied geomorphology along the North Shore slopes of Burrard Inlet in North and West Vancouver

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Michael C. Roberts
Michael C. Roberts
Departments of Geography and Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
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Derek Turner
Derek Turner
Departments of Geography and Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
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Brent Ward
Brent Ward
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Published:
January 01, 2014

Abstract

The natural landscape of the North Shore of Vancouver is a mountainous one extending from sea level to ~1400 m. Land below ~400 m has been undergoing increasing urbanization since the 1950s. Development has encroached on areas subject to natural hazards such as floods, debris flows, slope failures, and coastal inundation. We will visit examples of these urban hazards, discuss problems of hazard identification in a forested landscape, and review urban planning and engineering responses to hazard management.

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GSA Field Guide

Trials and Tribulations of Life on an Active Subduction Zone: Field Trips in and around Vancouver, Canada

Shahin Dashtgard
Shahin Dashtgard
Department of Earth Sciences Simon Fraser University 8888 University Drive Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
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Brent Ward
Brent Ward
Department of Earth Sciences Simon Fraser University 8888 University Drive Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada
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Geological Society of America
Volume
38
ISBN electronic:
9780813756387
Publication date:
January 01, 2014

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