Natural Hazards

, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 421–435 | Cite as

Integrated Landslide Susceptibility Analysis and Hazard Assessment in the Principality of Andorra

  • Jordi Corominas
  • Ramon Copons
  • Joan Manuel Vilaplana
  • Joan Altimir
  • Jordi Amigó
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Abstract

In the paper we present the procedure for hazard assessment that has been used to prepare the landslide hazard map of the Principality of Andorra at 1:5,000 scale. The main phases of the hazard assessment are discussed. Susceptibility analysis has involved the location of the potential slope failures, and the estimation of both landslide volume and runout distance. In the susceptible areas, landslide magnitude and frequency has been determined in order to produce the Hazard Zoning Map. Data required for hazard assessment have been introduced into a GIS or derived directly from available Digital Terrain Models. Data handling and treatment with the GIS has allowed the performance of the landslide hazard assessment and mapping in a fast and reproducible way.

landslides landslide susceptibility hazard assessment hazard mapping GIS Andorra 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jordi Corominas
    • 1
  • Ramon Copons
    • 2
  • Joan Manuel Vilaplana
    • 3
  • Joan Altimir
    • 2
  • Jordi Amigó
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Geotechnical Engineering and Geosciences, Civil Engineering SchoolUniversitat Politécnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.EuroconsultEdifici Illa, Andorra la Vella
  3. 3.Departament de Geodinámica i Geofísica, Facultat de GeologiaUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.Eurogeotécnica, S.A., Centre Tecnológic Europroject, Parc Tecnológic del VallésCerdanyolaSpain

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