Articles | Volume 17, issue 9
Research article
03 Sep 2013
Research article |  | 03 Sep 2013

Physically based modeling of rainfall-triggered landslides: a case study in the Luquillo forest, Puerto Rico

C. Lepore, E. Arnone, L. V. Noto, G. Sivandran, and R. L. Bras

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