Potential landslide susceptibility mapping using weighted overlay model (WOM)

Publication Date : 2016-01-23
Author : Shit, P. K.Bhunia, G. S.Maiti, R.
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Disaster Management Theme :
Disaster Type : Landslide
Document Type : Research Paper
Languange : en
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Present study presented a methodology for landslide susceptibility mapping using an integrated geospatial technology and ground based observation. IRS LISS-III satellite data, drainage, slope, aspect, geology, geomorphology and land use were integrated into GIS platform to delineate landslide susceptibility zone based on weighted index overlay method. The resulting landslide susceptibility map identified five zones of susceptibility of landslide hazards, viz very high hazard zone (10 %), high hazard zone (23 %), moderate hazard zone (25 %), low hazard zone (32 %), and very low hazard zone (15 %). The outcome was confirmed by relating with the landslide occurrences in different classes.