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On the geochronological method versus flow simulation software application for lahar risk mapping : a case study of Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MUÑOZ-SALINAS E. (1) ; CASTILLO-RODRÍGUEZ M. (1) ; MANEA V. (2 4) ; MANEA M. (2) ; PALACIOS D. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of Geographical and Earth Sciences, Univ., Glasgow, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Computational Geodynamics Lab., Centro de Geociencias, UNAM, Mexico, MEXIQUE
(3) Dep. of Physical Geography, Univ. Complutense, Madrid, ESPAGNE
(4) Seismological Lab., Caltech, Pasadena, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

This study addresses the production of a lahar risk map using the 2 approaches : Flow Simulation Software (FSS) and Geochronological Method (GM) for a study area located at Popocatépetl volcano – Central Mexico. Santiago Xalitzintla, a town located on the northern flank of Popocatépetl volcano, where volcanic activity in recent centuries has triggered numerous lahars that have endangered local inhabitants, has been used for the case study. Results from FSS did not provide satisfactory findings because they were not consistent with lahar sediment observations made during fieldwork. By contrast, the GM produced results consistent with these observations, and therefore we use them to assess the hazard and produce the risk map for the study area

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 92, no3 [pp. 311-328]

Bibliographic references : 45 ref.

Collation : 9 fig., 2 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/j.1468-0459.2010.00397.x

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