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Real-Time Monitoring of Active Landslides

July 1, 1999

Landslides threaten lives and property in every State in the Nation. To reduce the risk from active landslides, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) develops and uses real-time landslide monitoring systems. Monitoring can detect early indications of rapid, catastrophic movement. Up-to-the-minute or real-time monitoring provides immediate notification of landslide activity, potentially saving lives and property. Continuous information from real-time monitoring also provides a better understanding of landslide behavior, enabling engineers to create more effective designs for halting landslide movement.

Publication Year 1999
Title Real-Time Monitoring of Active Landslides
DOI 10.3133/fs09199
Authors Mark E. Reid, Richard G. LaHusen, William L. Ellis
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 091-99
Index ID fs09199
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey