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Remote Sensing And CIS Based Geological Mapping For Assessment Of Landslide Hazard In Southern Kyrgyzstan (Central Asia)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MIS000341

Volume

24

Pages

12

Published

2000

Size

1,723 kb

Author(s)

H.-U. Wetzel, S. Roessner, & A. Sarnagoev

Abstract

Large landslides (up to more than one million cubic meters per event) are widespread at the eastern rim of the Fergana basin (forelands of Tienshan mountains) which is situated in an area of an active plate boundary (collision of Indian and Eurasian plates). In this situation a detailed understanding of geological structures and ongoing tectonic activity plays a key role in the assessment of landslide hazard. This requires an evaluation of recent fracturing zones (faults) by morphological and structural criteria. In the result, fault patterns of various regional orders and technically stable blocks are determined. In this study the potential of combining information derived from satel

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