(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Landslide susceptibility assessment in Limbe (SW Cameroon): A field calibrated seed cell and information value method

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CHE V.B. (1 2) ; KERVYN M. (2 3) ; SUTH C.E. (1) ; FONTIJN K. (2) ; ERNST G.G.J. (2) ; DEL MARMOL M.-A. (2) ; TREFOIS P. (4) ; JACOBS P. (2) ;
(1) Dep. of Geology and Environmental Science, Univ., Buea, CAMEROUN
(2) Dep. of Geology and Soil Science, Univ., Ghent, BELGIQUE
(3) Dep. of Geography, Vrije Univ., Brussels, BELGIQUE
(4) Royal Museum of Central Africa, Tervuren, BELGIQUE


In this study, a raster-based data driven method involving seed cells is used to build a landslide susceptibility model for the Limbe area. Factors considered to be potential controls of slope failure within this area include slope gradient, rock type, distance from roads, slope orientation, mean annual precipitation, soil type, land cover type, stream density and distance from stream. 63 small to very small translational and rotational landslide scars were identified through extensive field work. Seed cells obtained from the validation data set were used to evaluate the quality of several models involving different controlling factors. The obtained susceptibility map is combined with the outline of urban areas and key infrastructures to evaluate zones that are vulnerable to the impact of future slope failures


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 92 [pp. 83-98]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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