Riga Technical University Back Pressured Shearbox Case Study

Peteris Skels and Kaspars Bondars from Riga Technical University set out to examine slope stability and landslide triggering mechanisms in colluvial soil in deep river valley slopes. Most of the landslides in Latvia evolve in deep river valleys after heavy consecutive rainfall in Autumn or rapid snowmelt in Spring (Latvian Geological Survey, 2003).