Journal of Mountain Science

, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 1308–1325 | Cite as

Landslide hazard zonation mapping in ghat road section of Kolli hills, India

  • Siddan AnbazhaganEmail author
  • Veerappan Ramesh


Landslides are the most common natural disaster in hilly terrain which causes changes in landscape and damage to life and property. The main objective of the present study was to carry out landslide hazard zonation mapping on 1:50,000 scale along ghat road section of Kolli hills using a Landslide Hazard Evaluation Factor (LHEF) rating scheme. The landslide hazard zonation map has been prepared by overlaying the terrain evaluation maps with facet map of the study area. The terrain evaluation maps include lithology, structure, slope morphometry, relative relief, land use and land cover and hydrogeological condition. The LHEF rating scheme and the Total Estimated Hazard (TEHD) were calculated as per the Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) guidelines (IS: 14496 (Part-2) 1998) for the purpose of preparation of Landslide Hazard Zonation (LHZ) map in mountainous terrains. The correction due to triggering factors such as seismicity, rainfall and anthropogenic activities were also incorporated with Total Estimated Hazard to get final corrected TEHD. The landslide hazard zonation map was classified as the high, moderate and low hazard zones along the ghat road section based on corrected TEHD.


Landslide hazard zonation (LHZ) Kolli Hills Mountainous terrain LHEF rating scheme Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) TEHD 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Geoinformatics and Planetary Studies, Department of GeologyPeriyar UniversitySalemIndia

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