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Mapping landslide susceptibility in Travis County, Texas, USA

Auteurs :
WACHAL, D.J.
HUDAK, P.F.

Description :
A geographic information system (GIS) was used to construct a landslide hazard map for Travis County. The County is experiencing rapid growth, and development has encroached into unstable terrain that is vulnerable to landslides. Four layers of data were superimposed to create the landslide hazard map. Slope was given the most emphasis, followed by geology, vegetation, and proximity to faults. The final map shows areas of low, medium, and high landslide susceptibility. Areas of high susceptibility occupy stream and reservoir banks, rock escarpments, and agricultural land. The landslide hazard map can be a useful geologic criterion for land use planning.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
GeoJournal, issn : 0343-2521, 2000, vol. 51, n°. 3, p. 245-253, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 17 ref.

Date :
2000

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Heidelberg, Springer

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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