Articles | Volume 23, issue 7
Research article
01 Aug 2023
Research article |  | 01 Aug 2023

Characteristics of debris flows recorded in the Shenmu area of central Taiwan between 2004 and 2021

Yi-Min Huang

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Debris flows are common hazards in Taiwan, and debris-flow early warning is important for disaster responses. The rainfall thresholds of debris flows are analyzed and determined in terms of rainfall intensity, accumulated rainfall, and rainfall duration, based on case histories in Taiwan. These thresholds are useful for disaster management, and the cases in Taiwan are useful for global debris-flow databases.
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