The physics of debris flows

  title={The physics of debris flows},
  author={Richard M. Iverson},
  journal={Reviews of Geophysics},
  pages={245 - 296}
  • R. Iverson
  • Published 1 August 1997
  • Geology
  • Reviews of Geophysics
Recent advances in theory and experimentation motivate a thorough reassessment of the physics of debris flows. Analyses of flows of dry, granular solids and solid‐fluid mixtures provide a foundation for a comprehensive debris flow theory, and experiments provide data that reveal the strengths and limitations of theoretical models. Both debris flow materials and dry granular materials can sustain shear stresses while remaining static; both can deform in a slow, tranquil mode characterized by… 

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