Widespread Initiation, Reactivation, and Acceleration of Landslides in the Northern California Coast Ranges due to Extreme Rainfall

  title={Widespread Initiation, Reactivation, and Acceleration of Landslides in the Northern California Coast Ranges due to Extreme Rainfall},
  author={Alexander L. Handwerger and Eric Jameson Fielding and Mong‐Han Huang and Georgina L. Bennett and Cunren Liang and William H. Schulz},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface},
  pages={1782 - 1797}
Episodically to continuously active slow‐moving landslides are driven by precipitation. Climate change, which is altering both the frequency and magnitude of precipitation worldwide, is therefore predicted to have a major impact on landslides. Here we examine the behavior of hundreds of slow‐moving landslides in northern California in response to large changes in annual precipitation that occurred between 2016 and 2018. We quantify the landslide displacement using repeat‐pass radar… 

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