Characterizing debris transfer patterns in the White Canyon, British Columbia with terrestrial laser scanning
In the Thompson-Fraser Rail Corridor in Interior British Columbia, the Canadian National (CN) rail line traverses several alluvial fans, which are subject to occasional debris flows. Debris flows pose a significant geohazard due to the combination of high flow velocities, large impact forces, long runout distances and poor temporal predictability. When a debris flow occurs, the cost of repairs, maintenance, and construction along these single-track railway lines is compounded by the fact that these activities also impede the flow of rail traffic, which has financial repercussions for the operators. ...
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