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Research article
11 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 11 Mar 2022

The landslide velocity

Shiva P. Pudasaini and Michael Krautblatter

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We present the first physics-based general landslide velocity model incorporating internal deformation and external forces. Voellmy–inviscid Burgers' equations are specifications of the novel advective–dissipative system. Unified analytical solutions constitute a new foundation of landslide velocity, providing key information to instantly estimate impact forces and describe breaking waves and folding, revealing that landslide dynamics are architectured by advection and reigned by forcing.