(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Risk assessment of simultaneous debris flows in mountain townships

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CUI P. (1) ; ZOU Q. (1 2 3) ; XIANG L.-Z. (4) ; ZENG C. (1 2) ;
(1) CAS Key Lab. of Mountain Hazards and Earth Surface Processes, Inst. of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS, CHINE
(2) Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHINE
(3) Southwest Univ. of Science and Technology, CHINE
(4) Chonqing Jiatong Univ., CHINE


In the Wenchuan earthquake-affected area, the AA. analyzed the compound effects of simultaneous debris flow events, and proposed 3 quantitative methods of debris risk assessment based on kinetic energy, flow depth, and inundation depth. They established a method to determine the vulnerability of different hazard-affected objects, particularly concerning the susceptibility indexes of buildings or structures. By analyzing the elements underlying hazard formation conditions, damage potential, and the socio-economic conditions of mountain townships, they proposed a systematic and quantitative method for risk analysis of mountain townships. Finally, the proposed method was applied to a case study of Qingping Township, which was affected by 21 simultaneous debris flows triggered by a 50-year return period precipitation event. The proposed method analyzed the superposition and chain-reaction effects of disasters and divided the affected area of the township into 3 risk zones


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 37, no4 [pp. 516-542]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 10 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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