Rainfall Thresholding and Susceptibility assessment of rainfall induced landslides: application to landslide management in St Thomas, Jamaica
AffiliationUniversity of Chester; Cranfield University
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AbstractThe parish of St Thomas has one of the highest densities of landslides in Jamaica, which impacts the residents, local economy and the built and natural environment. These landslides result from a combination of steep slopes, faulting, heavy rainfall and the presence of highly weathered volcanics, sandstones, limestones and sandstone/shale series and are particularly prevalent during the hurricane season (June–November). The paper reports a study of the rainfall thresholds and landslide susceptibility assessment to assist the prediction, mitigation and management of slope instability in landslide-prone areas of the parish.
CitationMiller, S., Brewer, T., and Harris, N. (2009). Rainfall Thresholding and Susceptibility assessment of rainfall induced landslides: application to landslide management in St Thomas, Jamaica. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment 68:539–55
DescriptionThe final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10064-009-0232-z
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