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Characterization of Landslide Geometry and Movement Near Black Canyon City, Arizona


Abstract I investigate the Black Canyon City landslide (BCC landslide), a prominent deep-seated landslide located northeast of Black Canyon City, Arizona. Although the landslide does not appear to pose a significant hazard to structures, its prominent features and high topographic relief make it an excellent site to study the geologic setting under which such features develop. This study has the potential to contribute toward understanding the landscape evolution in similar geologic and topographic settings, and for characterizing the underlying structural processes of this deep-seated feature. We use field and remotely-based surface geology and geomorphological mapping to characterize the landslide geometry and its surface displacement. We use the ... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Helmi, Hurien (Author) / Arrowsmith, J Ramón (Advisor) / DeVecchio, Duane (Committee member) / Whipple, Kelin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geology / Geographic information science and geodesy / Geological engineering / Agisoft Photoscan / Black Canyon City Landslide / DEM Analyisis / Landslide Geometry / Structure from Motion / Surface Displacement
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 122 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Geological Sciences 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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