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Rockslide processes and mechanisms: Progressive development of shear/slide surfaces in rock slopes (Phase III)

English title Rockslide processes and mechanisms: Progressive development of shear/slide surfaces in rock slopes (Phase III)
Applicant Löw Simon
Number 112073
Funding scheme Project funding
Research institution Geologisches Institut ETH Zürich
Institution of higher education ETH Zurich - ETHZ
Main discipline Other disciplines of Earth Sciences
Start/End 01.07.2006 - 31.12.2009
Approved amount 382'487.00
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Keywords (6)

natural hazard; rockslide; Randa; Swiss Alps; progressive failure; strength degradation

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Publications

Publication
Site Effects in Unstable Rock Slopes: Dynamic Behavior of the Randa Instability (Switzerland)
Moore JR, Gischig V, Burjanek J, Loew S, Fah D (2011), Site Effects in Unstable Rock Slopes: Dynamic Behavior of the Randa Instability (Switzerland), in BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 101(6), 3110-3116.
Thermomechanical forcing of deep rock slope deformation: 1. Conceptual study of a simplified slope
Gischig VS, Moore JR, Evans KF, Amann F, Loew S (2011), Thermomechanical forcing of deep rock slope deformation: 1. Conceptual study of a simplified slope, in JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-EARTH SURFACE, 116, 1-18.
Thermomechanical forcing of deep rock slope deformation: 2. The Randa rock slope instability
Gischig VS, Moore JR, Evans KF, Amann F, Loew S (2011), Thermomechanical forcing of deep rock slope deformation: 2. The Randa rock slope instability, in JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-EARTH SURFACE, 116, 1-17.
Rockslide deformation monitoring with fiber optic strain sensors
Moore JR, Gischig V, Button E, Loew S (2010), Rockslide deformation monitoring with fiber optic strain sensors, in NATURAL HAZARDS AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, 10(2), 191-201.
Seasonal changes of rock mass deformation rate due to thermal effects at the Randa rock slope instability, Switzerland
Gischig Valentin, Moore Jeffrey, Evans Keith, Loew Simon (2010), Seasonal changes of rock mass deformation rate due to thermal effects at the Randa rock slope instability, Switzerland, in Geologically Active, Taylor and Francis Group, London.
Hazard assessment and runout analysis for an unstable rock slope above an industrial site in the Riviera valley, Switzerland
Willenberg H, Eberhardt E, Loew S, McDougall S, Hungr O (2009), Hazard assessment and runout analysis for an unstable rock slope above an industrial site in the Riviera valley, Switzerland, in LANDSLIDES, 6(2), 111-119.
Identification of active release planes using ground-based differential InSAR at the Randa rock slope instability, Switzerland
Gischig Valentin, Loew Simon, Kos Andrew, Moore Jeffrey, Raetzo Hugo, Lemy Frank (2009), Identification of active release planes using ground-based differential InSAR at the Randa rock slope instability, Switzerland, in Nat. hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 9, 2027-2038.
Improving the interpretation of slope monitoring and early warning data through better understanding of complex deep-seated landslide failure mechanisms
Eberhardt Erik, Watson Andrew, Loew Simon (2008), Improving the interpretation of slope monitoring and early warning data through better understanding of complex deep-seated landslide failure mechanisms, in Landslides and Engineered Slopes: From the Past to the Future, Xi'an.
Internal structure and deformation of an unstable crystalline rock mass above Randa (Switzerland): Part I - Internal structure from integrated geological and geophysical investigations
Willenberg H, Loew S, Eberhardt E, Evans KF, Spillmann T, Heincke B, Maurer H, Green AG (2008), Internal structure and deformation of an unstable crystalline rock mass above Randa (Switzerland): Part I - Internal structure from integrated geological and geophysical investigations, in ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, 101(1-2), 1-14.
Internal structure and deformation of an unstable crystalline rock mass above Randa (Switzerland): Part II - Three-dimensional deformation patterns
Willenberg H, Evans KF, Eberhardt E, Spillmann T, Loew S (2008), Internal structure and deformation of an unstable crystalline rock mass above Randa (Switzerland): Part II - Three-dimensional deformation patterns, in ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, 101(1-2), 15-32.
Characterization of an unstable rock mass based on borehole logs and diverse borehole radar data
Spillmann T, Maurer H, Willenberg H, Evans KF, Heincke B, Green AG (2007), Characterization of an unstable rock mass based on borehole logs and diverse borehole radar data, in JOURNAL OF APPLIED GEOPHYSICS, 61(1), 16-38.
Microseismic investigation of an unstable mountain slope in the Swiss Alps
Spillmann T, Maurer H, Green AG, Heincke B, Willenberg H, Husen S (2007), Microseismic investigation of an unstable mountain slope in the Swiss Alps, in JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH, 112(B7), 1-25.
Structure and kinematics of a large complex rockslide as determined from integrated geological and geophysical investigations (Randa, Switzerland)
Loew Simon, Willenberg Heike, Spillmann Thomas, Heincke Björn, Maurer Hansruedi, Eberhardt Erik, Evans Keith (2007), Structure and kinematics of a large complex rockslide as determined from integrated geological and geophysical investigations (Randa, Switzerland), in Proceedings 1st Int. North American Landslide Conference, Vail.
Characterizing an unstable mountain slope using shallow 2D and 3D seismic tomography
Heincke B, Maurer H, Green AG, Willenberg H, Spillmann T, Burlini L (2006), Characterizing an unstable mountain slope using shallow 2D and 3D seismic tomography, in GEOPHYSICS, 71(6), 241-256.

Awards

Title Year
ETH Silver Medal for PhD of Valentin Gischig (Randa) 2012
AGU Graduate Research Award for PhD of Valentin Gischig (Randa) 2011

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
170746 Long-term damage evolution in brittle rocks subject to controlled climatic conditions 01.12.2016 R'EQUIP
66877 Rockslide processes and mechanisms: Progressive development of shear/slide surfaces in rock slopes (Phase 2) 01.06.2002 Project funding

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