(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Spatial databases and GIS as tools for regional landslide susceptibility modeling

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KLOSE M. (1 2) ; GRUBER D. (1) ; DAMM B. (2) ; GEROLD G. (2) ;
(1) Inst. of Geography, Univ., Göttingen, ALLEMAGNE
(2) ISPA, Univ., Vechta, ALLEMAGNE


This study presents a regional landslide susceptibility model for the Federal State of Lower Saxony in Germany. On the basis of a landslide database and a Geographical Information System (GIS), a modified information value approach is developed, which uses bivariate statistics to predict the spatial distribution and probability of mass movements. The input data of the susceptibility model include a spatial inventory of about 900 landslides and different data sets of geomorphometry, lithology and land use. A regional perspective puts specific requirements on the modeling, which is considered by a reformulation of the weighting function. The model estimates that about 2% of the Lower Saxon territory shows a predisposition to landslides. Most part of this land is concentrated on 3 key areas in the Lower Saxon Uplands. The spatial pattern of landslide susceptibility is directly correlated with the regional relief configuration and is characterized by specific clusters. A special focus is on the identification of potential infrastructure exposure to landslides


Article of periodic

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 58, no1 [pp. 1-36]

Bibliographic references : 66 ref.

Collation : 7 fig., 4 tabl.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2013/0119

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