(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Mapping landforms for landslide hazards assessment on the SW flank of Pico de Orizaba volcano, Puebla-Veracruz, Mexico

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LEGORRETA PAULÍN G. (1) ; BURSIK M. (2) ; POUGET S. (2) ; SERDAR C. (3) ; LUGO HUBP J. (4) ;
(1) Inst. de Geografía, Lab. de Análisis Geo-espacial, UNAM, Mexico, MEXIQUE
(2) Dep. of Geology, Univ., Buffalo, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Dept. of Ecology, Univ., Washington, ETATS-UNIS
(4) Inst. de Geografía, UNAM, Dept. de Geografía Física, Mexico, MEXIQUE


This work illustrates a method to analyze the distribution of landslides and characterize landforms that are prone to slope instability. For the Río Chiquito-Barranca del Muerto watershed on the southwestern flank of Pico de Orizaba volcano, landforms and landslide distribution were ascertained through a landslide inventory map created from multi-temporal aerial photographs, field investigations and, an adaptation of the Landslide Hazard Zonation Protocol of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Forest Practices Division, in a GIS-based technology. This analysis divided the watershed into 12 mass-wasting landforms that were assigned slope-stability hazard ratings from low to very high. The overall hazard rating for this watershed was very high


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. 81-93]

Bibliographic references : 17 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 1 tabl.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2013/0120

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