The Use of LiDAR for Monitoring and Assessing Landslides

Timothy D. Stark, Ahmed K. Baghdady

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This paper illustrates techniques for assessing the location of past and future landslides using LiDAR. More importantly, this paper will use LiDAR to identify areas susceptible to large landslides which is important for hazard mapping, safe zoning, and public safety. The assessment techniques will be illustrated using the 2014 SR-530 landslide near Oso, Washington. This major and tragic landslide exhibited some important aspects of geo-mechanical behavior that will be discussed and how LiDAR and geotechnical reconnaissance can be used to avoid a future tragedy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)596-604
Number of pages9
JournalGeotechnical Special Publication
Issue number269 GSP
StatePublished - 2016
Event1st Geo-Chicago Conference: Sustainability and Resiliency in Geotechnical Engineering, Geo-Chicago 2016 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Aug 14 2016Aug 18 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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