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The assessment of landslide risk from natural slopes in Hong Kong; an engineering geological perspective

Steve Parry and K. C. Ng
The assessment of landslide risk from natural slopes in Hong Kong; an engineering geological perspective
Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (August 2010) 43 (3): 307-320

Abstract

Studies of potential landslide risk from natural slopes are an increasing component of geotechnical engineering practice in Hong Kong as limited land results in building and infrastructure projects being located closer to steep natural hillsides. Such studies require appropriate levels of engineering geological input to help establish applicable hazard models, which form the basic framework for landslide hazard and subsequent risk assessment. As development of realistic hazard models and related tasks (e.g. design event selection, magnitude-frequency analysis) are not easy to define or codify because of their wide scope and partially implicit nature, the work requires considerable engineering geological expertise. The paper outlines the geological and geomorphological setting of Hong Kong, presents the current guidance for the assessment of landslide risk from natural slopes and discusses, with examples, the valuable input engineering geology makes in assessing the risk.


ISSN: 1470-9236
EISSN: 2041-4803
Serial Title: Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
Serial Volume: 43
Serial Issue: 3
Title: The assessment of landslide risk from natural slopes in Hong Kong; an engineering geological perspective
Affiliation: GeoRisk Solutions, Hong Kong, China
Pages: 307-320
Published: 201008
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
References: 35
Accession Number: 2010-077579
Categories: Environmental geologyEngineering geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. geol. sketch maps
N22°04'60" - N22°34'60", E113°49'60" - E114°30'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Hong Kong SAR Government, CHN, China
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 201041
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