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Landslide Hazards—An Awareness Guide

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Selected Resources About Landslide Hazards

The USGS Landslide Hazard Program website ( has a Learning & Education section that provides a variety of useful educational resources including FAQs (frequently asked questions) about landslides, a more comprehesive introduction to landslides processes and associated hazards, an extensive landslide glossary, image libraries of landslides and landslide features, landslide publications and comprehensive bibliographies, and information about landslide and debris flow hazards and preparedness.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2004, Landslide types and processes: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2004-3072;
[]. This 4-page fact sheet is a introduction to landslides and would serve as a useful resource for students to review in association with this lesson/activity.

Molnia, B.F., 2004, Glossary of Glacier Terminology: A glossary providing the vocabulary necessary to understand the modern glacier environment: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1216, [].

Williams, J.W., 2001, Elements of engineering geology on the San Francisco Peninsula—challenges when dynamic geology and society's transportation web intersect, in Stoffer, P.W. and Gordon, L.C. eds., Geology and natural history of the San Francisco Bay Area—a field-trip guidebook: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2188, p. 105-144 [].

Fisher, M.A., Normark, W.R., Green, H.G., Lee, H.J., and Sliter, R.W., 2005, Geology and tsunamigenic potential of submarine landslides in the Santa Barbar Channel, Southern California: Marine Geology, v. 224, p. 1-22.

Rogers, J.D. and Drumm, P.L., (no date), Overview of the 1998 Mission Peak Landslide: University of Missouri-Rolla, Department of of Geological Engineering: [].

Landslide Maps Available from the California Geological Survey

Landslide Emergency Response (California Geological Survey)

Hazards From "Mudslides"...Debris Avalanches and Debris Flows in Hillside and Wildfire Areas