(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Evidence of a changing size–frequency distribution of landslides in the Kyrgyz Tien Shan, Central Asia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SCHLÖGEL R. (1) ; TORGOEV I. (2) ; DE MARNEFFE C. (1) ; HAVENITH H.-B. (1) ;
(1) Georisks and Environment, Dep. of Geology, Univ., Liège, BELGIQUE
(2) SEC Geopribor, Inst. of Geomechanics and Development of Subsoil, Bishkek, KIRGHIZISTAN


Remote sensing and spatial analysis have been applied to map mass movements in the central part of the Maily-Say Valley, western Kyrgyzstan, and to detect recent landslide activations. The evolution of landslide activity over the past 50 years has been analysed on the basis of pre-existing landslide maps and new analyses of aerial photographs as well as Quickbird images. Five inventories were produced for the years 1962, 1984, 1996, 2002 and 2007. Size-frequency analyses applied to these inventories show that both the number and size of unstable slopes increased from 1962 to 2007 and the power-law exponent decreased over time indicating that landslide-related hazards are increasing


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2011, vol. 36, no12 [pp. 1658-1669]

Bibliographic references : 28 ref.

Collation : 11 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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