Hydrocompaction Subsidence

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Hydrocompaction is a serious land subsidence issue where unsaturated, fine-grained soils are modified by human interactions. The extent over which this collapse process has been identified indicates its importance as a natural hazard. Rogers et al., (1994) provides a thorough review of the problem in a global perspective and encourage discussion between the scientists and engineers to overcome their misunderstandings about the process that have resulted from differences in terminology used by the varied disciplines involved with the process and consequence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Natural Hazards
EditorsPeter T. Bobrowsky
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameEncyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series
ISSN (Print)1388-4360
ISSN (Electronic)1871-756X


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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