Articles | Volume 7, issue 6
Development and technical paper
15 Dec 2014
Development and technical paper |  | 15 Dec 2014

A strategy for GIS-based 3-D slope stability modelling over large areas

M. Mergili, I. Marchesini, M. Alvioli, M. Metz, B. Schneider-Muntau, M. Rossi, and F. Guzzetti

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