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I am publishing my research findings in book chapters and peer-reviewed international journals. Some of my research findings are also available in the form of proceeding papers. You can download manuscript version of all papers through this webpage. I also recommend you to visit DOI link of each paper to download from the publisher's home page.

Dahal RK, Bhandary NP (2012), Geo-Disaster and Its Mitigation in Nepal, In F. Wang et al. (eds.), Progress of Geo-Disaster Mitigation Technology in Asia, Environmental Science and Engineering, 123-156 pp, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29107-4_6, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013, Click here to download

Technical Article

Bhandary N. P., Dahal R. K., Okamura M., 2012, Preliminary Understanding of the Seti River Debris-Flood in Pokhara, Nepal, on May 5th, 2012, - A Report based on a Quick Field Visit Program, ISSMGE (International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering) Bulletin: Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 8-18. Click here to download

Peer Reviewed Research Papers

2015

  1. Dahal R.K. 2015, Engineering Geological Issues after Gorkha Earthquake 2015 in Nepal - a preliminary understanding, paper presented in 10th Asian Regional Conference of IAEG, Kyoto, Japan, 7p. to download proceeding paper click here.
  2. Dahal R.K., 2015, Understanding of Landslide Science in the Nepal Himalaya, Engineering Geology for Society and Territory, Volume 2, 1299-1303.
  3. Tuladhar G., Yatabe R., Dahal R.K., Bhandary N.P., 2015, Assessment of disaster risk reduction knowledge of school teachers in Nepal, International Journal of Health System and Disaster Management 3 (1), 20

2014

  1. Dahal R.K., Bhandary N.P., Hasegawa S., Yatabe R., 2014, Topostress based probabilistic model for shallow landslide susceptibility zonation in the Nepal Himalaya Environmental Earth Sciences 71 (9), 3879-3892
  2. Dahal R.K., 2014,  Regional scale landslide activity and landslide susceptibility zonation in the Nepal Himalaya, Environmental Earth Sciences 71 (12): 5145-5164
  3. Acharya K.P., Yatabe R., Bhandary N.P., Dahal R.K., 2014, Deterministic slope failure hazard assessment in a model catchment and its replication in neighbourhood terrain, Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, Online first: 2014.2.6, DOI: 10.1080/19475705.2014.880856
  4. Acharya K.P., Bhandary N.P., Dahal R.K., Yatabe R., 2014, Seepage and slope stability modelling of rainfall induced slope failures in topographic hollows, Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, (Online first: 2014.9.2 (DOI:10.1080/19475705.2014.954150)
  5. Acharya KP, Bhandary NP, Dahal R.K., Yatabe R., 2014, Numerical analysis on influence of principal parameters of topography on hillslope instability in a small catchment, Environmental Earth Sciences Online first.2014.11.5 (DOI: 10.1007/s12665-014-3819-z)
  6. Hasegawa S., Nonomura A., Nakai S., Dahal R.K., 2014,  Drainage Density as Rainfall Induced Landslides Susceptibility Index in Small Catchment Area International Journal of Landslide and Environment.
  7. Timilsina M., Bhandary N.P., Dahal R.K., Yatabe R., 2014,  Distribution probability of largescale landslides in central Nepal, Geomorphology 226: 236-248
  8. Ngadisih, Yatabe R., Bhandary N.P., Dahal R.K., 2014, Integration of statistical and heuristic approaches for landslide risk analysis: a case of volcanic mountains in West Java Province, Indonesia , Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, 8(1): 29-47
  9. Dixit A.M., Yatabe R.,  Guragain R., Dahal R.K., Bhandary N.P., 2014, Nonstructural earthquake vulnerability assessment of major hospital buildings in Nepal, Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, 8(1):1-13
  10. Tuladhar G., Yatabe R., Dahal R.K., Bhandary N.P., 2014, Knowledge of disaster risk reduction among school students in Nepal Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 5(3):190-207

2013

  1. Dahal R.K., Bhandary N.P., Timilsina M., Yatabe R., Hasegawa S., 2013, Earthquake Induced Landslides in the Roadside Slopes of East Nepal After Recent September 18, 2011, In Eds Ugai K.,  Yagi H.,  Wakai A., Earthquake Earthquake Induced Landslides, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 149-157
  2. Dahal R.K., Bhandary N.P., 2013, GeoDisaster and Its Mitigation in Nepal, In  Wang F., et al. (eds.), Progress of GeoDisaster Mitigation Technology in Asia, Environmental Science and Engineering, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 123-156.
  3. Bhandary N.P., Yatabe R., Dahal R.K., Hasegawa S., Inagaki H., 2013, Areal distribution of large-scale landslides along highway corridors in central Nepal, Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, 7 (1): 1-20, DOI:10.1080/17499518.2012.743377, iFirst version click here to download, Manuscript version click here to download
  4. Bhat D.R., Bhandary N.P., Yatabe R., Dahal R.K., Tiwari R.C., 2013, Strength recovery from residual state of shear on soils 2014 Indian Geotechnical Journal 44 (1), 94-100
  5. Paudyal Y.R., Yatabe R., Bhandary N.P., Dahal R.K., 2013, Basement topography of the Kathmandu Basin using microtremor observation, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 62 : 627–637
  6. Timilsina M, Dahal R.K., 2013, Landslide hazard in Mugling Road, International Journal of Landslide and Environment 1 (1), 105-106.
  7. Timilsina M., Bhandary N.P., Dahal R.K., Yatabe R., 2013, Typical morphometric and geological characteristics of large-scale landslides in central Nepal Journal of Nepal Geological Society Vol. 45, 36-48.
  8. Dixit A.M., Yatabe R.,  Dahal R.K., Bhandary N.P., 2013, Public School Earthquake Safety Program in Nepal,  Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 5(4): 1-27
  9. Dixit A.M., Yatabe R., Dahal R.K, Bhandary N.P, 2013, Initiatives for earthquake disaster risk management in the Kathmandu Valley 1 ,Natural hazards 69 (1), 631-654 2013
  10. Bhandary N.P., Dahal R.K., Timilsina M., Yatabe R.,  2013, Rainfall event based landslide susceptibility zonation mapping, Natural hazards 69 (1), 365-388

2012

Paudyal Y.R., Yatabe R., Bhandary N.P., Dahal R.K., 2012, A study of local amplification effect of soil layers on ground motion in the Kathmandu Valley using microtremor analysis, Earthq Eng & Eng Vib 11: 257-268, DOI: 10.1007/s11803-012-0115-3, Manuscript version click here to download

Dahal R.K., 2012, Rainfall-induced Landslides in Nepal, Invited Commentary, International Journal of Japan Erosion Control Engineering Vol.5, No.1, 1-8. Click here to download from International Journal of Erosion Control Engineering, Japan.

Dahal R. K., Hasegawa S., Bhandary N. P., Poudel P. P., Nonomura A., Yatabe R., 2012, A replication of landslide hazard mapping at catchment scale, Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 3(2): 161-192, DOI:10.1080/19475705.2011.629007, Manuscript version click here to download.

2011

Dahal R.K., Hasegawa S., Yamanaka M., Bhandary N.P., Yatabe R., 2011, Rainfall-induced landslides in the residual soil of andesitic terrain, western Japan, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, 42: 127–142. Manuscript version click here to download

2010

Dahal, R.K., Hasegawa, S., Bhandary N. P., Yatabe R., 2010, Low-cost road for the development of Nepal and its engineering geological consequences, IAEG 2010 Conference, Geologically Active Williams et al. (eds), Taylor & Francis Group, London, 4085-4095. Click here to download

Dahal, R.K., Hasegawa, S., Yamanaka, M., Bhandary N. P., Yatabe R., 2010, Statistical and deterministic landslide hazard assessment in the Himalayas of Nepal, IAEG 2010 Conference, Geologically Active – Williams et al. (eds), Taylor & Francis Group, London, 1053-1060. Click here to download

Hasegawa, S., Dahal, R.K., Yamanaka, M., Bhandary N. P., Yatabe R., 2010, Rainfall-induced landslides in different climatic environments— a comparison of the Nepal Himalaya and Shikoku, Japan, IAEG 2010 Conference, Geologically Active – Williams et al. (eds), Taylor & Francis Group, London, 241-249. Click here to download

2009

Dahal R.K., Hasegawa S., Yamanaka M., Dhakal S., Bhandary N.P., Yatabe R., 2009, Comparative analysis of contributing parameters for rainfall-triggered landslides in the Lesser Himalaya of Nepal, Environmental Geology, 58(3):567-586, DOI 10.1007/s00254-008-1531-6. Manuscript version click here to download

Hasegawa, S., Dahal, R.K., Yamanaka, M., Bhandary N. P., Yatabe R., Inagaki H., 2009, Causes of large-scale landslides in the Lesser Himalaya of central Nepal, Environmental Geology, 57(6):1423-1434, DOI 10.1007/s00254-008-1420-z.  Manuscript version click here to download

Hasegawa S., Dahal R.K., Nishimura T., Nonomura A., Yamanaka M., 2009, DEM-Based Analysis of Earthquake-Induced Shallow Landslide Susceptibility, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 27 (3), 419-430, DOI: 10.1007/s10706-008-9242-z, Manuscript version click here to download

2008

Dahal, R.K., Hasegawa, S., Nonomura A., Yamanaka, M., Dhakal S., Paudyal P., 2008, Predictive modelling of rainfall-induced landslide hazard in the Lesser Himalaya of Nepal based on weights-of-evidence, Geomorphology, 102 (3-4):496-510,DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph.2008.05.041. Manuscript version click here to download

Dahal R.K., Hasegawa S., Nonomura A., Yamanaka M., Dhakal S., 2008, DEM-based deterministic landslide hazard analysis in the Lesser Himalaya of Nepal, Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, 2(3):161-178. DOI:10.1080/17499510802285379, Taylor and Francis, Manuscript version click here to download

Dahal, R.K., Hasegawa, S., 2008, Representative rainfall thresholds for landslides in the Nepal Himalaya, Geomorphology, 100 (3-4), 429-443. DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph.2008.01.014. Manuscript version click here to download

Dahal, R.K., Hasegawa, S., Nonomura A., Yamanaka, M., Nishino K., 2008, Failure characteristics of rainfall-induced shallow landslides in granitic terrains of Shikoku Island of Japan, Environmental Geology 56 (7):1295-1310.,DOI:10.1007/s00254-008-1228-x. Manuscript version click here to download

Dahal, R.K., Hasegawa, S., Nonomura A., Yamanaka, M., Masuda, T., Nishino K., 2008, GIS-based weights-of-evidence modelling of rainfall-induced landslides in small catchments for landslide susceptibility mapping, Environmental Geology 54 (2): 314-324, DOI: 10.1007/s00254-007-0818-3. Manuscript version click here to download

Dahal R.K., Hasegawa S., Nonomura A., Yamanaka M., Bhandary N.P., Yatabe R., 2008, Regional scale landslide hazard mapping in the Lesser Himalayan terrain of Nepal, proceeding of International conference on Management of Landslide Hazard in the Asia-Pacific Region November 11-12, 2008, Sendai, Japan. Japan Landslide Society, Japan. 12p. Manuscript version click here to download

Dahal R.K., Hasegawa S., Yamanaka M., Nonomura A.., 2008, Typhoon rainfall and landsliding in the Pacific Ocean side of Japan, proceedings of the eighteenth (2008) international offshore and polar engineering conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, pp 795-802, Click here to download

2006

Dahal, R.K., Hasegawa, S., Masuda, T., Yamanaka, M., 2006, Roadside slope failures in Nepal during torrential rainfall and their mitigation, In: Marui et al. eds., Disaster Mitigation of Debris Flow, Slope Failures and Landslides, Proceedings of INTERPRAEVENT 2006, Universal Academy Press, Tokyo. Vol.2, 503-514. Click here to download

Dahal R.K., Hasegawa S., Yamanaka M., Nishino K. 2006, Rainfall triggered flow-like landslides: understanding from southern hills of Kathmandu, Nepal and northern Shikoku, Japan. Proc 10th Int Congr of IAEG, The Geological Society of London, IAEG2006 Paper number 819: pp 1-14 (CD-ROM). Click here to download

2002

Dahal R.K., 2002, Engineering geological investigation of the Trail Bridge in western Nepal, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, 27 (Special Issue):101-117. Manuscript version click here to download

Dahal R.K., Aryal A., 2002, Geotechnical properties of soil of Sundhara and Jamal Area of Kathmandu, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, 27 (Special Issue): 77-86. Manuscript version click here to download

Dhital M R, Thapa P. B., Dahal R.K., Aryal A., Ando H. (2002), Status of Landslide Hazard in Kusma - Syangja area western Nepal, Lesser Himalaya, Bull. Dept. Geology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, 9 (Special issue):61-76, Click here to download

2001

Dahal R.K., 2001, Use of Bioengineering in Watershed Management, Bulletin of Nepal Geological Society, Vol. 19, pp. 68-72. Click here to download

Dahal R.K., Adhikary P.C., 2001, Geology of the Kharidhunga–Thokarpa area, Central Nepal, Lesser Himalaya, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, 23:19–26.

Proceedings Papers

Dahal, R.K., Hasegawa, S., Yamanaka, M., Nonomura A., 2008, Small catchments scale predictive modelling for landslides susceptibility mapping, Natural Disaster Forum, Ehime University, Japan, Click here to download

Hasegawa, S., Dahal, R.K., Yamanaka, M., Nonomura A., 2007, Future geological engineering problems in construction of large-scale cut slopes and tunnels in Nepal, One-day Seminar on the Prospects of Fast Track Highways and Tourism Development in Nepal, 28 September 2007, Ehime University Japan and DoR Nepal. Click here to download

Dahal R.K., Hasegawa S., Yatabe R., Bhandary N. P., and Yamanaka M., 2005, Appraisal of roadside bioengineering in Dhulikhel-Bhakunde section of the Banepa- Sindhuli-Bardibas Highway, Central Nepal, Proc. of International Conference on Disaaster Management: DiMAC – 2005, Kathmandu, Nepal, Ehime University and Nepal Engineering College, 68-80 pp. Click here to download

Dahal R. K., 2004, Rainfall triggered landslide along roadside slopes of Nepal and their mitigation, Proceedings of Second one day International seminar on Disaster mitigation in Nepal, Nepal Engineering College and Ehime University, Japan, 2004 Nov 8, pp. 31-41. Click here to download

Seminar Presentations and abstracts

Dahal R.K., 2004, An overview of rainfall-triggered shallow landslide hazard along road side slope and bioengineering as a probable mitigation measure, Geomorphic Hazard and Its Mitigation in Nepal, seminar organized by Nepal landslide society (NELS) January 11, 2004.

Dahal R.K, Bhattarai K.D., Neupane G., Kafle K. R., (2004), Wind Power Development in Kagbeni Area, Mustang from view point of Geological and Meteorological Concerns, paper presented in Fourth Nepal Geological Congress, April 9 to 11, 2004.

Dahal R.K, 2004, Road side slope stabilization by bioengineering system in Dhulikhel-Bhakunde section of the Dhulikhel-Sindhuli-Bardibas Highway Paper presented in International Seminar on Natural Disaster Mitigation and Issues on Technology Transfer in South and Southeast Asia, JICA Regional Seminar, 2004, September 30 to October 13

Dahal R. K., Yoshida  M., Upreti  B. N.,  Hasegawa S., Ulak  P.D., 2006, Engineering geological mapping of Kaligandaki River Valley, Nepal – a comparison of natural hazards and landscapes in Tibetan-Tethys Himalaya, Higher Himalaya and Lesser imalaya (Abstract submitted to 21st Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet Workshop 29th - 31st March 2006, University of Cambridge UK).

Dahal R. K., Yoshida  M., and Hasegawa S., Engineering geology of Nepal Himalaya and challenges for infrastructure development, Paper presented in the 5th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of Japan, Shikoku Division, December 17 2005, Takamatsu, Japan. 

Dahal R. K., Yoshida  M., Upreti  B. N.,  Hasegawa S., Ulak  P.D., 2006, Engineering geological mapping of Kaligandaki River Valley, Nepal – a comparison of natural hazards and landscapes in Tibetan-Tethys Himalaya, Higher Himalaya and Lesser Himalaya (Abstract submitted to 21st Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet Workshop 29th - 31st March 2006, University of Cambridge UK).

 

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