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Conference Proceedings
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Ahmad, Rafi; Clark, J.; Hellin, J.; Manning, P.A.; McDonald, M.
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Author Affiliation
Geography and Geology; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Paper/Section Title
The potential of bio-engineering in slope stabilization: A case study from Jamaica
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Ahmad, Rafi
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Editor
Proceedings Title
Natural hazards and hazard management in the Greater Caribbean and Latin America: Proceedings of the Second Caribbean Conference on Natural Hazards and Disasters
Date of Meeting
9-12 October, 1996
Place of Meeting
Kingston, Jamaica
Place of Publication
Kingston, Jamaica
Publisher Name
Unit for Disaster Studies, University of the West Indies
Date of Publication
1997
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Location in Work
112-123
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Series Title
Unit for Disaster Studies publication;
Series Volume ID
3
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Abstract
The Guinea Corn to Corner Shop Road (via Johns Hall) in central Jamaica is subject to recurrent landslide activity and flooding following every significant rainfall event in the Mahoe River watershed. A rapid assessment of landslide hazard along this road is carried out to identify sections where bio-engineering may be used for effective road maintenance. Existing vegetation types alongside the road are described in terms of their function in arresting slope movements, and the protective cover they offer against infiltration. In areas where vegetation cover is inadequate or instability observed, recommendations are made on vegetation type and techniques that may be implemented for slope stabilization. A description of the human geography, geology and geomorphology of the area is included.....
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