Slope instability hazard assessment is based on the analysis of the terrain conditions at sites where slope failures occurred in the past. For the analysis of the causative factors the application of geographic information systems (GIS) is an essential tool in the data analysis and subsequent hazard assessment. Three scale levels of hazard mapping are defined. A direct experience-driven mapping at reconnaissance level, a statistical approach to determine the causative factors in a quantitative susceptibility mapping and a methodology at large-scale making using of deterministic models.
International Journal of Earth Sciences
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