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Flentje, P., Chowdhury, R., Miner, A.S. and Mazengarb, C., 2010. Periodic and continuous landslide monitoring to assess landslide frequency – selected Australian examples. In A. L. Williams, G. M. Pinches, C. Y. Chin, T. J. McMorran & C. I. Massey (Eds.), Geologically Active: Proceedings of the 11th IAEG Congress of the International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment, Auckland, New Zealand, 2010 (pp. 1-11). Boca Raton, FL, USA: CRC Press.


Landslide frequency is one of the major challenges that must be managed when undertaking a landslide risk assessment. Important issues to be considered when assessing landslide frequency include recognition of the landslide types and processes, landslide volume and magnitudes of displacement. Landslide frequency assessments must also recognize anthropogenic factors (in place and or proposed) such as any remedial measures (subsurface drainage and or retaining structures) as such works will be designed to have significant effects in reducing the frequency of landsliding at any site. Periodic and or continuous monitoring will certainly be of benefit in such assessments, but will only provide an aid to sound scientific and engineering based decision making.

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