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Landslide Dynamics Field

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Rapid and long traveling landslides triggered by earthquakes and rainstorms, especially those in urban areas, have caused catastrophic disasters. To promote science and technology for landslide risk evaluation and mitigation especially for those catastrophic landslides, new geoptechnical testing apparatuses including dynamic loading ring shear apparatuses have been developed. Techniques for landslides hazard mitigation are also studied. Current major research topics include:

1) Studies of Landslide Mechanisms

* Initiation and runout mechanisms of fluidized landslides triggered by earthquakes and heavy rains, and state-shift from slide to flow
* Mechanism of creep movement of crystalline schist landslides

2) Development of Testing Apparatuses, Remote Sensing and Exploration Techniques

* Geotechinical testing apparatuses for landslide studies (undrained dynamic loading ring shear apparatus, experimental flumes, field geotechinical testing apparatus, etc.)
* Application of sattelite- and air-borne remote sensing data and data-transfer from remote stations and ground water exploration

3) Mitigation of Landslide Hazards

* Cultural and natural heritagegs at landslide risk
* Evaluation and management of landslide risk
* Prediction of landslide occurrence time