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Title: A geometry-modelling method to estimate landslide volume from source area
Authors: Leong Eng Choon
Cheng, Zhuoyuan
Keywords: Engineering::Civil engineering
Issue Date: 2022
Source: Leong Eng Choon & Cheng, Z. (2022). A geometry-modelling method to estimate landslide volume from source area. Landslides, 19(8), 1971-1985.
Journal: Landslides
Abstract: Knowledge of landslide volume is important to understand the extent of damages and evaluating methods of remediation. However, the volume of landslide is difficult to quantify due to its scale and challenges encountered in conventional surveying. Various studies using satellite and aerial images have been conducted to empirically relate volume (i.e., displaced mass) of a landslide to its area through a power-law. However, there are many existing empirical relationships, and the volume estimate may differ substantially. In this study, firstly it is demonstrated that the empirical area-volume power-law relationships could be rationalized by a geometrical and mathematical basis. The empirical relationships in the literature are shown to be bounded by the volumes of “idealized” landslides where the slip surface is either spherical or elliptical. Secondly, a geometry-modelling method is proposed to estimate the volume of a landslide from satellite and aerial images without the need for digital elevation models. Using this method, landslide volume can be expediently estimated, and it yields better accuracy than empirical area-volume power-law relationships.
ISSN: 1612-510X
DOI: 10.1007/s10346-022-01864-0
Rights: © 2022 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature. All rights reserved.
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