TO THE QUESTION ABOUT CALCULATION OF DEBRIS-FLOWS DISCHARGE AND HIGHER DEBRIS-FLOWS HORIZONS OF 1% AND 5% REPEATABILITY

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  • Nikolay A. Kazakov Special Research Bureau for Automation of Marine Researches of the Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia Research Center «Geodinamics», Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4400-7250
Keywords: debris-flows, debris-flows frequency, debris-flows discharge, potential debris-flow massif, debris-flow process, higher debris-flow level
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When performing engineering surveys, it is recommended to calculate the discharge and values of 1% and 5% of the debris-flows frequency. This frequency is calculated as 1% and 5% flow frequency of water discharge and flood water levels. Such calculations, in turn, are performed on the basis of calculations of 1% and 5% of the precipitation frequency falling. However, the debris-flows frequency does not always correspond to the water flow frequency. This is because the dominant role of the debris-flows process is played by geological factors of debris-flows formation. The occurrence of a debris-flow is preceded by a period of preparation of loose-rocks in debris-flows site (accumulation of a critical volume of loose-rocks and its achievement of a certain degree of moisture of loose-rocks) and the flood that caused the formation of a debris-flows in its parameters may be less than the flood. Equal in repeatability to with the corresponding accumulation of loose-rocks in debris-flows basin and strong soil moisture in potential debris-flows massif, the formation of debris-flows is caused by relatively small precipitation. For these reasons, the calculation of the frequency of debris-flows volumes and discharge on the basis of hydrological calculations only is unacceptable. When determining the frequency of the debris-flows maximum volumes and discharge, it is cannot to operate mechanically to compare the frequency of debris-flows and water discharge. There are no methods for calculating on the basis of geological factors the frequency of those parameters of debris-flow that determine the it’s volume. When designing objects and structures or when solving scientific problems, the use of the characteristic "5%, 1% of the debris-flows frequency" is unacceptable, since it leads to an unjustified underestimation of the degree of debris-flows hazard and to a wrong idea about debris-flows processes. All of the above fully applies to the provision of avalanches of large volumes.

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Nikolay A. Kazakov,
Special Research Bureau for Automation of Marine Researches of the Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia Research Center «Geodinamics», Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia

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Published
2019-12-16
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Nikolay A. Kazakov. (2019). TO THE QUESTION ABOUT CALCULATION OF DEBRIS-FLOWS DISCHARGE AND HIGHER DEBRIS-FLOWS HORIZONS OF 1% AND 5% REPEATABILITY. Hydrosphere. Hazard Processes and Phenomena, 1(2), 296-301. https://doi.org/10.34753/HS.2019.1.2.007

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