Three-dimensional geological structures and sliding factors and modes of loess landslides

  title={Three-dimensional geological structures and sliding factors and modes of loess landslides},
  author={Jian-bing Peng and Xiao Tong and Shaokai Wang and Penghui Ma},
  journal={Environmental Earth Sciences},
Loess environments such as the Chinese Loess Plateau are geologically fragile because of their great thickness, loose structure, crisscrossing ravines and gullies, broken terrain, dry climate, severe erosion and unevenly distributed rainfall. As a consequence, loess areas are highly prone to environmental problems and geological hazards. The geological structure of the loess is one of the main factors that controls occurrence of these geohazards. This study investigated the mechanism of loess… 
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