(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Climatological perspectives on the rainfall characteristics associated with landslides in western North Carolina

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FUHRMANN C.M. (1) ; KONRAD C.E. (1) ; BAND L.E. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, ETATS-UNIS


The rainfall climatology of a sample of landslide events in western North Carolina from 1950 to 2004 is presented in 2 parts. First, the two-day concurrent and cumulative antecedent (from 4 to 90 days prior to slope movement) rainfall totals are assessed climatologically by ranking them relative to all heavy precipitation events observed in western North Carolina over a 55-year period. Second, the storm types responsible for the rainfall associated with each landslide event are determined using a manual weather map classification scheme. 47% of the landslide events are connected with concurrent rainfall totals that exceed a one-year return period. In almost half of these cases, the heavy rainfall is associated with a tropical cyclone passing through the region, between 30 and 90 days before the event


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 29, no4 [pp. 289-305]

Bibliographic references : 18 ref.

Collation : 6 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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