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Preliminary Soil-Slip Susceptibility Maps, Southwestern California
Entry ID: USGS_OFR-03-17

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Abstract: Introduction

This group of maps shows relative susceptibility of hill slopes to the
initiation sites of rainfall-triggered soil slip-debris flows in southwestern
California. As such, the maps offer a partial answer to one part of the three
parts necessary to predict the soil-slip/debris-flow process. A complete
prediction of the process would include assessments of "where", "when", and
"how big". ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 34.52   S: -32.5   E: -116.87   W: -120.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: D.M. Morton, R.M. Alvarez, and R.H. Campbell
Dataset Title: Preliminary Soil-Slip Susceptibility Maps, Southwestern California
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2003-01-16
Dataset Release Place: Menlo Park, CA, USA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: 1.0
Issue Identification: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-17
Data Presentation Form: Maps, Text, ARC/INFO Data
Other Citation Details: Prepared in cooperation with CALIFORNIA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
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Originating Center
Data Center
Publications-Western Region,Geological Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-17

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 650-329-5015
Fax: 650-329-5119
Email: cdonlin at
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Geology Division
345 Middlefield Road
City: Menlo Park
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 94025
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: PDF
Fees: None
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-03-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
Future DIF Review Date: 2004-03-27
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