Accession Number : AD0700273

Title :   LANDSLIDING IN THE MOUNTAINOUS HUMID TROPICS: DENUDATION IN NEW GUINEA.

Descriptive Note : Masters thesis,

Corporate Author : KANSAS UNIV LAWRENCE DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Rhodes,Douglas C.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : In this study it is shown that there are significant differences between the frequency of landslides on different parent rocks and under different vegetation types. However, the volume of landslides was not significantly different on different lithologies and vegetation types when variations in independent variables such as slope angle, relative relief, etc. are allowed for. Within-class (lithology and vegetation classes) partial associations between numbers or volume of slides and independent variables of slope, relative relief, etc. are significant; but they are not nearly so significant as between-class regression. There are significant differences between the regressions of the various rock types when number of landslides is the dependent variable. Slope angle is the most important single factor in explaining variations in landslide frequency, while no one variable can be identified as most in explaining variations or volume. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOUNTAINS, TROPICAL REGIONS), (*AVALANCHES, NEW GUINEA), ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, SEDIMENTARY ROCK, IGNEOUS ROCK, TREES, GRASSES, METAMORPHIC ROCK, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, SAMPLING, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, THESES

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE