Knowledge Based Landslide Susceptibility Mapping in the Himalayas (2016)

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Landslides are common geological hazard occurring in the mountainous region. The Himalayan belt is prone to landslide disasters, which is directly linked to the prosperity and development of the area. The present study was carried out around the Chamoli-Joshimath area, which is situated in the Northernmost-belt of the Garhwal Himalaya, India. A strategic road connecting Tibet which also links the famous Hindu temples Badrinath and Kedarnath traverses the area. The main purposes of the present study is to delineate the landslide susceptible zones in the area so that it could be helpful towards landslide disaster risk reduction and to highlight the applicability of knowledge based susceptibility mapping method in the Himalayas.
Year: 2016
Language: English
In: Geoenvironmental Disasters, 3 (1): 1-11 p.

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