(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Temporal correlations and clustering of landslides

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WITT A. (1 2) ; MALAMUD B.D. (2) ; ROSSI M. (3) ; GUZZETTI F. (3) ; PERUCCACCI S. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of Nonlinear Dynamics, Max-Planck-Inst. for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, ALLEMAGNE
(2) Dep. of geography, King's College, London, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Ist. di Ricerca per la Protezione Idrogeologica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Perugia, ITALIE


This paper examines temporal correlations and temporal clustering of a proxy historical landslide time series, 2255 reported landslides 1951–2002, for an area in the Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy. Landslide intensity is measured by the number of reported landslides in a day and in an "event" of consecutive days with landsliding. The AA. provide a framework for examining these time series where the non-zero values are strongly unequally spaced and heavy-tailed, particularly important in the Earth Sciences due to their common occurrence, and find that landslide intensity time series exhibit temporal correlations and clustering. Many landslide models currently are designed under the assumption that landslides are uncorrelated in time, which they show is false


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 35, no10 [pp. 1138-1156]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 12 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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