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Semi-quantitative Approaches for Landslide Assessment and Prediction


Part of the Springer Natural Hazards book series (SPRINGERNAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Sujit Mandal, Ramkrishna Maiti
    Pages 1-56
  3. Sujit Mandal, Ramkrishna Maiti
    Pages 95-121
  4. Sujit Mandal, Ramkrishna Maiti
    Pages 123-144
  5. Sujit Mandal, Ramkrishna Maiti
    Pages 145-166
  6. Sujit Mandal, Ramkrishna Maiti
    Pages 227-259
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 261-292

About this book


In the present authors attempted to have a clear insight into the interworking of geotectonic, geomorphic, hydrologic and anthropogenic factors leading to landslide in the Shivkhola Watershed, the most worst affected region of Darjiling Himalaya. This book includes the parameters responsible for landslide events in mountainous areas. It provides knowledge and understanding to the local people, planners, and policy makers about the causes and consequences of landslides as well as provides a suitable method to mitigate the landslips. The book deals with the role of land, water and soil in landslide phenomena. These three attributes have been described in terms of critical rainfall, critical slope, critical height and changes and development of drainage network in landslides. Mitigations and site-specific management options are evaluated considering the roles of local govt., community and other organizations in both pre-slide and post-slide periods. Various scientific methods have been used to assess the landslides that will bring about tremendous help to researchers in the field. In particular, Researchers in Mountain Geomorphology and Geological and Geographical Society will get tremendous help from some topics such as 1-D slope stability model, SCS Curve Number Technique, Assessment of morphological parameters, application of RS & GIS, Application of Analytical Hierarchy Process. Semi-quantitative approach is followed for understanding spatial distribution of cohesion, friction angle slope, lithology and lineaments, drainage, upslope contributing area, land use and land cover types etc. This book also reveals some techniques and models for initiating slope instability.


Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Geo-textile Method Landslide Assessment Landslide Hazard Risk Assessment Landslide Mitigation Landslide Susceptibility Zonation Models Natural Hazards Paglajhora-Sinking Zone Shivkhola Watershed Slope Stability

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography, Raja N. L. Khan Women’s CollegePaschim Medinipur 721102, West BengalIndia
  2. 2.Ramkrishna Maiti, Department of Geography and Environment Management, Vidyasagar UniversityPaschim Medinipur 721102, West BengalIndia

About the authors

Dr. Sujit Mandal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Raja N.L. Khan Women’s College, Midnapore, West Bengal, India. He has worked in the area of Applied Geomorphology consisting Hazards, Risk and related Community Responses. He has over 20 publications in various journals. He is currently a principal investigator of research projects funded by the University Grant Commission.

Dr. Ramkrishna Maiti is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment Management at Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India. His significant contributions have been in the area of Geomorphology, Hydrology, Environment, Ecology and Sociology. He heads several research projects funded by the UGC and ICSSR. He had over 60 publications to his credit.

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