Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620979
Title:
Landslide susceptibility mapping in North-East Wales
Authors:
Miller, Servel ( 0000-0002-3979-8510 ) ; Degg, Martin
Abstract:
In North-East Wales, United Kingdom, slope instability is a known environmental hazard which has caused significant damage to the built environment in the recent past. This paper reports on the creation of a digital landslide inventory for North-East Wales and the use of a Geographical Information System (GIS) to create landslide susceptibility models that are applicable to landslide hazard management in the area. The research undertaken has resulted in the most comprehensive landslide inventory of North-East Wales to date, documenting 430 landslides within the area. Landslide susceptibility models created within a GIS using a statistical (multiple logistic regression) approach, divide the landscape of North-East Wales into areas of ‘low’, ‘moderate’ and ‘high’ landslide susceptibility using calculated probability values. These models indicate that 8% of the surface exposure of drift deposits and 12% of the area of solid geology is of high or very high susceptibility to slope instability. Validation tests have demonstrated the accuracy of these models and their potential value in a predictive sense. The digital landslide database and susceptibility models created are readily available to interested stakeholders, and may be useful tools in land-use planning, development of civil contingency plans and as guidance for the insurance industry.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Miller, S. and Degg, M. ( 2012) Landslide Susceptibility Mapping in North-East Wales. Geomatics, Natural hazard and risk Volume 3, Issue 2; p133-159
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk
Publication Date:
4-Oct-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620979
DOI:
10.1080/19475705.2011.600778
Additional Links:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/19475705.2011.600778
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk on 4th October 2011, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/19475705.2011.600778
EISSN:
1947-5713
Appears in Collections:
Geography and Development Studies

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dc.contributor.authorMiller, Servelen
dc.contributor.authorDegg, Martinen
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-19T14:33:57Z-
dc.date.available2018-03-19T14:33:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-04-
dc.identifier.citationMiller, S. and Degg, M. ( 2012) Landslide Susceptibility Mapping in North-East Wales. Geomatics, Natural hazard and risk Volume 3, Issue 2; p133-159en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/19475705.2011.600778-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620979-
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk on 4th October 2011, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/19475705.2011.600778en
dc.description.abstractIn North-East Wales, United Kingdom, slope instability is a known environmental hazard which has caused significant damage to the built environment in the recent past. This paper reports on the creation of a digital landslide inventory for North-East Wales and the use of a Geographical Information System (GIS) to create landslide susceptibility models that are applicable to landslide hazard management in the area. The research undertaken has resulted in the most comprehensive landslide inventory of North-East Wales to date, documenting 430 landslides within the area. Landslide susceptibility models created within a GIS using a statistical (multiple logistic regression) approach, divide the landscape of North-East Wales into areas of ‘low’, ‘moderate’ and ‘high’ landslide susceptibility using calculated probability values. These models indicate that 8% of the surface exposure of drift deposits and 12% of the area of solid geology is of high or very high susceptibility to slope instability. Validation tests have demonstrated the accuracy of these models and their potential value in a predictive sense. The digital landslide database and susceptibility models created are readily available to interested stakeholders, and may be useful tools in land-use planning, development of civil contingency plans and as guidance for the insurance industry.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/19475705.2011.600778en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectlandslideen
dc.subjectJamaicaen
dc.subjectrisk assessmenten
dc.subjectGISen
dc.titleLandslide susceptibility mapping in North-East Walesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1947-5713-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalGeomatics, Natural Hazards and Risken
dc.date.accepted2011-06-23-
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderGladstone Fellowship-2003-University of Chesteren
rioxxterms.identifier.projectinternally funded researchen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-03-19-
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