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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

How wide is a road? The association of roads and mass-wasting in a forested montane environment

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LARSEN M.C. ; PARKS J.E. ;

Abstract

A spatial data base of 1609 landslides was analysed using a geographic information system to determine landslide frequency in relation to highways. The results indicate that the rate of mass-wasting disturbance is increased from 5 to 8 times in a 170m wide swath along road corridors. The lateral extent of the environmental impact of roads in the study area is greater than is commonly perceived. The approach described herein demonstrates a simple method to assess the spatial association of mass-wasting with highways

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 22, no9 [pp. 835-848]

Bibliographic references : 41 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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