1 January 2010

Landslide case studies from the Xian Center of Geological Survey, China

Posted by Dave Petley

The Xian Center of Geological Survey is compiling a set of very useful web resources of case studies of large landslides in Central China. This is particularly interesting as many of the slides are loess failures, which are comparatively poorly documented. The home page is here:


There are two items of particular interest there. The first is a PDF of a presentation on the landslides triggered by the Wenchuan earthquake. This contains some great images of the slides – I include this image from the presentation as a taster:

The second comes in the form of two PDFs of a book entitled “Landslides in China – Selected Case Studies by Yin Yueping. This is a very impressive book, again with a selection of wonderful images.