Jordan, C. J.; O'Connor, E A; Merchant, A P; Northmore, K J; Greenbaum, D; McDonald, A J; Kovacik, M; Ahmad, Rafi
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Geography and Geology
Rapid landslide susceptibility mapping using remote sensing and gis modelling: [Monograph] proceedings of the fourteenth international conference on applied geologic remote sensing
Proceedings of the International Conference on Applied Geologic Remote Sensing
Date of Publication
Landslide hazards are a major societal, economic and environmental concern world-wide. They are responsible for around 25% of deaths annually from natural hazards. In less extreme circumstances, for example Slovakia, whilst lives are rarely lost because of landslides they have an impact on both urban and rural infrastructure with up to 550 villages and towns endangered as a result of their location at or near areas of old landslides. This study proposes a methodology for producing a landslide inventory using remote sensing techniques. Furthermore, in these case studies this inventory has been integrated in a raster Geographic Information System (GIS) with environmental themes such as geology, soils, elevation, slope, rainfall and vegetation cover to model the occurrence of landslides and produce a hazard map. Two varying physiographic and climatic areas were chosen to evaluate the methodology, the first being a river catchment in Jamaica, and the second a mountain region in Slovakia.....