The book “Landslide Research- The DST’s Initiatives” is a compilation of over 21 Scientific articles on various aspects of Landslides viz: Overviews, Earth system processes and Landslides, Landslide hazard Zonation mapping, Geotechnical investigations, instrumentation and early warning of Landslides, Satellite based monitoring of Landslides, site specific investigations etc. These articles are the outcome of the studies carried by various academicians, researchers and the research institutions under the funding of NRDMS/DST in different geological provinces of Indian subcontinent. These articles provide wider and deeper spectrum of information on earth system processes like post collision tectonics of Shillong plateau, Churachandpur-Mao fault and up-warping of Tirumalai hills and the Landslides; different geo-spatial and geo-statistical techniques and optimisation of methods for Landslide hazard zonation mapping from Western Ghats of South India, BIS based methods of LHZ mapping and Geotechnical investigations encompassing RMR, SMR & Kinematic studies of landslides of northeastern region; instrumentation and forewarning of Jakhri Landslides, wireless sensor based Landslide monitoring of Munnar (Kerala); SAR interferometery based monitoring of Nainital and Mansadevi landslides; and site specific landslides studies of Kailasaur (Himalayas), Rawana slides (Himachal Pradesh), geophysical studies of Landslides of Mizoram region, Malin landslides (Maharashtra) , techniques of diagnosing active movements from Nilgiris etc.
Landslides: An Overview 1. Landslide Research in India: Initiatives by DST
Earth System Processes and Landslides 2. Geological Complexities, Landslide Vulnerabilities and Possible Mitigation, Tirumala Hills, India 3. Active Deformations at The Churachandpur-Mao Fault (CMF) in Indo-Burma Ranges: Multidisciplinary Evidences 4. Geodynamics of Shillong Plateau and Sonapur Landslide, Meghalaya, India
Landslide Hazard Zonation Mapping 5. Optimization of Methods for Landslide Vulnerability Mapping Using Geospatial and Geostatistical Tools 6. Modeling of Landslide Hazards Using GIS, Sirumalai Hills, Tamil Nadu, India 7. Landslide Macro Hazard Zonation in Yercaud and Kumuli Ghat Sections, Tamil Nadu, India
LHZ Mapping and Geotechnical Investigations 8. Landslides Along NH-150 and State Highway Between Ukhrul-Nunghar and Ukhrul-Paorei, Manipur, India: Hazard Zonation, Risk Assessment and Remedial Measures 9. Landslide Hazard Zonation Between Noney-Nungba Along NH-53 and Geotechnical Investigations in Two Slides 10. Landslide Risks and Mitigation, Kohima and Zhadima Sector, Nagaland, India 11. Landslide Studies Along Tengnoupal-Sita Road Section, Manipur, India 12. Geoelectrical Method for Subsurface Investigation of Kotland Landslide, NH-37, Manipur, NE-India 13. Slope Instability Zonation of SH-72, Mahabaleshwar, India
Instrumentation, Monitoring and Forewarning 14. Slope Stability Analysis and Instruments Based Early Warning System, Jakhri Landslides Himachal Pradesh 15. Landslide Monitoring Systems – An Overview
Satellite Based Landslide Monitoring 16. Landslide Monitoring in the Garhwal and Kumaon Himalayas, India, Using Small Baseline Subset (SBAS) Technique
Site Specific Landslide Investigations 17. Kaliasaur Landslide, Garhwal Himalayas: Dynamics, Micro Zonation, Monitoring and Mitigations 18. Detection of Active Landslides, Nilgiris, South India: A Geospatial Approach 19. Rawana Landslides, Sirmaur District, Himachal Pradesh 20. Geophysical and Geotechnical Investigations for Landslide Management: Keifang and Tlungvel Quarry Areas, Mizoram 21. Malin Landslide, Maharashtra: A Rapid Appraisal