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Published by Geological Society of America in Boulder, Colo .
Written in English


  • Engineering geology.,
  • Subsidences (Earth movements)

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

Statementedited by Thomas L. Holzer.
SeriesReviews in engineering geology ;, v. 6
ContributionsHolzer, Thomas L.
LC ClassificationsTA705 .R4 vol. 6
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 221 p. :
Number of Pages221
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2854435M
ISBN 100813741068
LC Control Number84016881

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Man-Induced Land Subsidence, Reviews in Engineering Geology Volume VI [Editor Thomas L. Holzer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Organic soil subsidence occurs mainly with drainage and development of peat for agriculture. Subsidence occurs either from densification (loss of buoyancy, shrinkage, and compaction) or from actual loss of mass (biological oxidation, burning, hydrolysis and leaching, erosion, and mining). Densification usully occurs soon after drainage is established. Subsidence in surface mining areas is caused by compaction of rehandled overburden material (spoil), dewatering of aquifers near surface mines, and (or) stress and strain readjustments. Depressions (troughs), cracks, and pits (sinkholes) can occur under either underground or surface mining procedures. Land Subsidence Induced by the Engineering-Environmental Effect Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. Edition by Zhen-Dong Cui (Author)Format: Paperback.

Ground failures, ranging from long tension cracks or fissures to surface faults, are caused by man-induced water-level declines in more than 14 areas in the contiguous United States. These failures are associated with land subsidence caused by compaction of underlying unconsolidated sediment. This book brings forward the concept of the geology-environmental capacity of ground buildings. It quantifies the geology-environmental capacity of ground buildings by analyzing the main factors of land subsidence and setting up the evaluation system. In this paper, the characteristics, formation conditions and influence factors of land subsidence in Daxing new town were described. Using Modflow software, land subsidence calculation model was established, and the land subsidence trends were predicted, which provides basis for the construction, planning and land subsidence control of the new. Abstract. Subsidence induced by underground extraction is a class of anthropogenic land subsidence that principally is caused by the withdrawal of subsurface fluids (groundwater, oil, .

In this section, the different types of land subsidence are discussed. They are separated into natural causes and man-induced causes. The natural causes are mainly geological causes, such as formations of caves, sinkholes, and karst topography. The man-induced causes are mainly mining or fluid withdrawal (groundwater and/or oil or gas). Field-based computational techniques for predicting subsidence due to fluid withdrawal --Subsidence over oil and gas fields --Subsidence due to geothermal fluid withdrawal --Ground failure induced by ground-water withdrawal from unconsolidated sediment --Organic soil subsidence --Coal mine subsidence?eastern United States --Coal mine subsidence?western United States --Sinkholes . Monitoring site Road Railway Cumulative subsidence (mm) Cumulative subsidence (mm) Fig. 4 Land subsidence patterns in and respectively L3 A17 A12 A10 A6 A5 B4 B2 Monitoring sites Fig. 5 Observed (, , and ) and predicted () land surface heights at sites along the L3-B2 profile shown in Fig. Recently, he edited the book Man‐Induced Land Subsidence which was published by the Geological Society of America. Before joining the USGS in , he taught hydrogeology at the University of Connecticut and conducted research on ground‐water quality.