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The frequency and distribution of recent landslides in three montane tropical regions of Puerto Rico

Auteurs :
LARSEN, M.C.
TORRES-SÁNCHEZ, A.J.

Description :
The Blanco, Cibuco, and Coamo study areas were selected to evaluate the frequency and distribution of landslides in Puerto Rico. Maps of recent landslides developed from 1:20,000-scale aerial photographs, in combination with a computerized geographic information system, were used to evaluate the frequency and distribution of shallow landslides in these areas. Several types of landslides were documented : rainfall triggered debris flows, shallow soils slips, and slumps. A set of simplified matrices representing geographic conditions in the three study areas was developed and provides a basis for the estimation of the spatial controls on the frequency of landslides in Puerto Rico.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Geomorphology (Amsterdam), issn : 0169-555X, 1998, vol. 24, n°. 4, p. 309-331, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 53 ref.

Date :
1998

Editeur :
Pays édition : Pays-Bas, Amsterdam, Elsevier

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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