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Landslide susceptibility mapping in the downstream region of Sharavathi river basin, Central Western Ghats

Avinash, KG and Diwakar, PG and Joshi, NV and Ramachandra, TV (2008) Landslide susceptibility mapping in the downstream region of Sharavathi river basin, Central Western Ghats. In: Proceedings of 24th Annual Inhouse Symposium on Space Science and Technology, January 2008, Bangalore.

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Abstract

Landslides are hazards encountered during monsoon in undulating terrains of Western Ghats causing geomorphic make over of earth surface resulting in significant damages to life and property. An attempt is made in this paper to identify landslides susceptibility regions in the Sharavathi river basin downstream using frequency ratio method based on the field investigations during July- November 2007. In this regard, base layers of spatial data such as topography, land cover, geology and soil were considered. This is supplemented with the field investigations of landslides. Factors that influence landslide were extracted from the spatial database. The probabilistic model -frequency ratio is computed based on these factors. Landslide susceptibility indices were computed and grouped into five classes. Validation of LHS, showed an accuracy of 89% as 25 of the 28 regions tallied with the field condition of highly vulnerable landslide regions. The landslide susceptible map generated for the downstream would be useful for the district officials to implement appropriate mitigation measures to reduce hazards.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2011 07:18
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2011 07:18
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/40904

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