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TitleSurficial geology and monitoring of the Ripley Slide, near Ashcroft, British Columbia, Canada
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AuthorHuntley, D H; Bobrowsky, P T
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7531, 2014, 21 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/293453
Year2014
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia
NTS92I/11
AreaAshcroft; Thompson River
Lat/Long WENS-121.3333 -121.2500 50.7500 50.6167
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; engineering geology; geophysics; landslides; landslide deposits; slope deposits; slope failures; slope stability; slope stability analyses; remote sensing; satellite imagery; geophysical surveys; Ripley Slide; InSAR; global positioning system; geological hazards
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Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
ProgramMarine Geohazards, Public Safety Geoscience
Released2014 01 23
AbstractNew geoscience information is presented that will help reduce the economic, environmental, health and public safety risks that landslides pose to the national railways operating through part of Canada's western Cordillera. Knowledge of the nature and stratigraphic relationships of surficial earth materials leads to a better understanding of some controls on mass wasting near Ashcroft, British Columbia, and in particular at the Ripley Slide: an active, slow-moving translational failure situated along a critical section of the national transportation corridor. This work compliments and will help guide other aspects of a multi-year international investigation of this landslide.
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This Open File report complements and will guide other aspects of a multi-year investigation of an active landslide in south-central British Columbia. This landslide and many others in the Thompson and Fraser river valleys are costly hazards to transportation infrastructure and the natural environment. The new geological information presented here will help reduce the economic, environmental, health and public safety risks that landslides pose to the national railways operating through western Canada.
GEOSCAN ID293453