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Meteorological conditions associated with hillslope failures on the Queen Charlotte Islands

Author(s) or contact(s): D.L. Hogan and J.W. Schwab
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Erosion, Mass Wasting and Landslides
Series: Land Management Report
Other details:  Published 1991. Hardcopy is available.


The objective of this study was to investigate and define the relationship between meteorological conditions and slope failure occurrences in the Queen Charlotte Islands. It provides a method to evaluate when critical soil moisture-precipitation conditions are reached, and when forest harvesting activities in steep areas should be stopped to prevent failures at sensitive sites.

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Updated November 27, 2008