Socioeconomic and environmental impacts of landslides in the Western Hemisphere

@inproceedings{Schuster2001SocioeconomicAE,
  title={Socioeconomic and environmental impacts of landslides in the Western Hemisphere},
  author={Robert Lee Schuster and Lynn M. Highland},
  year={2001}
}
In spite of improvements in recognition, prediction, mitigative measures, and warning systems, economic losses and casualties due to landslides in the Western Hemisphere appear to be growing as a result of increasing development of landslide-prone areas due to population pressures. This paper notes outstanding examples of socioeconomic losses in the Americas. Landslides impact the following elements of the natural environment: (1) the topography/morphology of both the subaerial and submarine… 

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