Articles | Volume 5, issue 6
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 5, 971–977, 2005

Special issue: Documentation and monitoring of landslides and debris flows...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 5, 971–977, 2005

  01 Dec 2005

01 Dec 2005

A debris-flow monitoring devices and methods bibliography

Y. Itakura1, H. Inaba2, and T. Sawada3 Y. Itakura et al.
  • 1Shiga University, Otsu, Shiga 520-0862, Japan
  • 2Kyoto Institute of Technology, Matsugasaki, Kyoto 606-0962, Japan
  • 3DPRI Hotaka, Kyoto University, Nakao, Gifu 506-1422, Japan

Abstract. Debris-flow monitoring has two functions, warning and modeling. The warning function includes the following parameters: occurrence prediction and detection, proximity sensing, and discharge-estimation. The parameters obtained from debris-flow measurements can deduce a numerical model for creating a hazard map and designing various types of control structures to mitigate the hazards. Many devices and methods of monitoring are tabulated here for comparative study. Some of them are in operation. Advanced comparative studies lead to an improvement in debris-flow monitoring, an integrated system that can be applied to any torrent, and a breakthrough in future developments.