Terrigenous Mass Movements

Detection, Modelling, Early Warning and Mitigation Using Geoinformation Technology

Editors: Pradhan, Biswajeet, Buchroithner, Manfred (Eds.)

  • Recent developments and current issues in GITechnology and mass movements
  • Fundamental treatment of GITechnology including data modeling, topography, geology, geomorphology, remote sensing, artificial neural networks, binomial regression, fuzzy logic, spatial statistics and analysis
  • Written by experts in this field
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Terrestrial mass movements (i.e. cliff collapses, soil creeps, mudflows, landslides etc.) are severe forms of natural disasters mostly occurring in mountainous terrain, which is subjected to specific geological, geomorphological and climatological conditions, as well as to human activities. It is a challenging task to accurately define the position, type and activity of mass movements for the purpose of creating inventory records and potential vulnerability maps. Remote sensing techniques, in combination with Geographic Information System tools, allow state-of-the-art investigation of the degree of potential mass movements and modeling surface processes for hazard and risk mapping. Similarly, through statistical prediction models, future mass-movement-prone areas can be identified and damages can to a certain extent be minimized. Issues of scale and selection of morphological attributes for the scientific analysis of mass movements call for new developments in data modeling and spatio-temporal GIS analysis.

The book is a product of a cooperation between the editors and several contributing authors, addressing current issues and recent developments in GI technology and mass movements research. Its fundamental treatment of this technology includes data modeling, topography, geology, geomorphology, remote sensing, artificial neural networks, binomial regression, fuzzy logic, spatial statistics and analysis, and scientific visualization. Both theoretical and practical issues are addressed.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • An Automated Approach for Detection of Shallow Landslides from LiDAR Derived DEM Using Geomorphological Indicators in a Tropical Forest

    Mann, Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Landslide Susceptibility Mapping Using a Spatial Multi Criteria Evaluation Model at Haraz Watershed, Iran

    Pourghasemi, H. R. (et al.)

    Pages 23-49

  • Soft Computing Modeling in Landslide Susceptibility Assessment

    Gokceoglu, C. (et al.)

    Pages 51-90

  • Application and Verification of Fractal Approach to Landslide Susceptibility Mapping

    Li, Changjiang (et al.)

    Pages 91-107

  • Preliminary Slope Mass Movement Susceptibility Mapping Using DEM and LiDAR DEM

    Jaboyedoff, M. (et al.)

    Pages 109-170

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eBook $159.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Terrigenous Mass Movements
Book Subtitle
Detection, Modelling, Early Warning and Mitigation Using Geoinformation Technology
Editors
  • Biswajeet Pradhan
  • Manfred Buchroithner
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-25495-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-25495-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-25494-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42778-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 400
Topics