(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1998)

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The frequency and distribution of recent landslides in three montane tropical regions of Puerto Rico

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The Blanco, Cibuco, and Coamo study areas were selected to evaluate the frequency and distribution of landslides in Puerto Rico. Maps of recent landslides developed from 1:20,000-scale aerial photographs, in combination with a computerized geographic information system, were used to evaluate the frequency and distribution of shallow landslides in these areas. Several types of landslides were documented : rainfall triggered debris flows, shallow soils slips, and slumps. A set of simplified matrices representing geographic conditions in the three study areas was developed and provides a basis for the estimation of the spatial controls on the frequency of landslides in Puerto Rico


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 1998, vol. 24, no4 [pp. 309-331]

Bibliographic references : 53 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



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