Slope inclinometers for landslides

Timothy D. Stark, Hangseok Choi

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Slope inclinometers/indicators are used to determine the magnitude, rate, direction, depth, and type of landslide movement. This information is usually vitally important for understanding the cause, behavior, and remediation of a landslide. However, many inclinometer measurements fail to achieve these intended aims because of lack of appreciation of the many factors that need to be correctly implemented during installation, monitoring, and data reduction to yield useful data. This paper presents some guidelines for understanding, installing, and interpreting slope inclinometers and presents three case histories that illustrate some of the pitfalls that can develop if these guidelines are not followed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-350
Number of pages12
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2008


  • Failure plane
  • Instrumentation
  • Landslides
  • Slope inclinometer
  • Slope stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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