A GIS approach to landslide hazard management for the West Coast region, New Zealand

Abstract

This study identifies areas that are susceptible to rainfall triggered landslides in the West Coast region. To achieve this, a landslide susceptibility map was produced using bivariate statistics and the analytical hierarchy process. It has an accuracy that predicts 80% of all the landslides in the top 40% of the susceptibility scores on the map. As part of this process, 3221 rainfall triggered landslides and 522 earthquake (or other trigger) triggered landslides have been mapped and digitised into a Geographic Information System (GIS)

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http://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/5337

Description
TitleA GIS approach to landslide hazard management for the West Coast region, New Zealand
AuthorEngland, Kevin
Date2011
Degree LevelMaster of Science
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
FocusStructural geology
Keywordshazard management; landslide; susceptibility
LocalityWest Coast; New Zealand