WIT Press


Relationship Of Debris Flows Owing To Climate Change: Korea’s Case

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DMAN130061

Volume

133

Pages

10

Page Range

57 - 66

Published

2013

Size

1,036 kb

Author(s)

A. Cha & T. H. Kim

Abstract

The climate change drastically modifies the earth’s environment and the landscape is easy to be altered by this global phenomenon. Transforming landscapes which lose their own stability usually results in forms of the ground movements such as landslides. Identifying landslide prone areas, mapping landslides, and evaluating expected risks to people, property, environment, and other resources are, therefore, important issues which are closely related to land use, engineering design work, and emergency planning in order to reduce the impacts by landslides. In this study, we examined the possibilities of identifying unstable areas where landslides would occur. These are based on the statistical evaluation of orientation data representing geomorphological characteristics of the ground surface. Practical applications to recent landslides which occurred in Korea showed the technology we proposed is well delineated the potential susceptibility of landslides before tragic events happened. Keywords: climate change, precipitation, landslide, debris flow.

Keywords

climate change, precipitation, landslide, debris flow