Kentucky Geological Survey Research Data

Landslide Soil Hydrology Data for Three Landslides in Kentucky

Title

Landslide Soil Hydrology Data for Three Landslides in Kentucky

Researcher ORCID Identifier

Matthew M. Crawford: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8674-8532

L. Sebastian Bryson: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2350-2241

Files

Download Readme file (7 KB)

Download Doe Run landslide data (889 KB)

Download Herron Hill landslide data (327 KB)

Download Roberts Bend landslide data (above road) (1.1 MB)

Download Roberts Bend landslide data (below road) (172 KB)

Download Compressed folder of data files in non-proprietary format (654 KB)

Dataset Creation Date

2020

Release Date

2-13-2021

Publisher

University of Kentucky Libraries

Description

This data is from three landslides monitored in Kentucky between October 2015 and September 2020. The purpose was to capture and analyze subsurface hydrologic conditions within the landslides at different slope positions over time. The site descriptions, field methodology, data-acquisition techniques, and observations provide a general picture of soil moisture in hillslope soils. Data collected includes volumetric water content, soil water potential, bulk electrical conductivity, bulk dielectric permittivity, temperature. Water potential is the energy state of water in the soil, a determination of stress in the soil based on how water moves. Water potential can be described as the negative pore pressures exerted by the soil matrix that determine water flow in unsaturated soil. Rainfall was measured at each landslide with a tipping-bucket gage and a data logger. Rainfall collection was standalone, and not connected to the system collecting the soil-moisture data. Rainfall data provided here is in inches. The field instrumentation and implementation are cost-effective techniques that can be used for subsequent projects such as slope-stability assessment and landslide-susceptibility modeling.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.13023/kgs.data.2021.03

Rights

© 2021 University of Kentucky

This dataset is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that the dataset creators and source are credited and that changes (if any) are clearly indicated.

Supporting Information

Two types of sensors were used to capture the subsurface hydrologic conditions within the landslides. The first was a water-content reflectometer (CS650), which is a multiparameter sensor that monitors the soil’s volumetric water content, bulk electrical conductivity, bulk dielectric permittivity, and temperature. The other sensor (MPS-6) used was a dielectric water-potential sensor for measuring soil-water potential. Rainfall was measured at each landslide with a tipping-bucket gage and a data logger. The battery-operated logger has a 1-min resolution, and rainfall was logged at 0.25 mm/tip. Rainfall collection was standalone, and not connected to the system collecting the soil-moisture data. Rainfall data provided here is in inches. See publication listed below for additional instrumentation and software information.

File Format

Readme file: Text document (.txt)

Doe Run landslide data: Microsoft Excel Worksheet (.xlsx)

Herron Hill landslide data: Microsoft Excel Worksheet (.xlsx)

Roberts Bend landslide data (above road): Microsoft Excel Worksheet (.xlsx)

Roberts Bend landslide data (below road): Microsoft Excel Worksheet (.xlsx)

Compressed folder of data files in non-proprietary format: .zip format

File Size

Readme file: 8 KB

Doe Run landslide data: 890 KB

Herron Hill landslide data: 328 KB

Roberts Bend landslide data (above road): 1 MB

Roberts Bend landslide data (below road): 173 KB

Compressed folder of data files in non-proprietary format: 655 KB

Spatial Coverage

Doe Run landslide - Erlanger, Kentucky; Kenton County

Herron Hill landslide - Vanceburg, Kentucky; Lewis County

Roberts Bend landslide - Burnside, Kentucky; Pulaski County

Temporal Coverage

2015 to 2020

Language

English

Funding Information

Funding for this research was provided by the Kentucky Geological Survey.

Related Content

Crawford, M.M., Bryson, L.S., Woolery, E.W., and Wang, Z., 2019, Long-term monitoring using soil-water relationships and electrical data to estimate suction stress, Engineering Geology, v. 251, p. 146–157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2019.02.015

Crawford, M.M., Bryson, L.S., Woolery, E.W., and Wang, Z., 2018, Using 2-D electrical resistivity imaging for joint geophysical and geotechnical characterization of shallow landslides, Journal of Applied Geophysics, v. 157, p. 37–46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jappgeo.2018.06.009

Crawford, M.M., and Bryson, L.S., 2018, Assessment of active landslides using field electrical measurements, Engineering Geology, v. 233, p. 146–159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2017.11.012

Crawford, M.M., Bryson, L.S., Wang, Z., and Woolery, E.W., 2020, Geologic characterization, hydrologic monitoring, and soil-water relationships for landslides in Kentucky, Kentucky Geological Survey, Report of Investigations 11, Series 13, 27 p. https://doi.org/10.13023/kgs.ri11.13

Crawford, M.M. and Bryson, L.S., 2017, Field investigation of an active landslide in Kentucky: A framework to correlate electrical data and shear strength, Kentucky Geological Survey, Report of Investigations 1, Series 13, 22 p. https://doi.org/10.13023/kgs.ri01.13

Notes

Some of the data is missing for various reasons, primarily sensor malfunction and/or data collection program change. The rain gage occasionally became clogged or needed a battery change. If rainfall data was not accurately collected, daily amounts were taken from the nearby Kentucky Mesonet http://www.kymesonet.org/index.html

NAN = not a number

-7999 = sensor malfunction related to sensor detection limit

Landslide Soil Hydrology Data for Three Landslides in Kentucky

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