Earthquake-induced landslide hazard mapping

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dc.contributor.author Abou-Jaoude, Grace
dc.contributor.author Saade, Angela
dc.contributor.author Wartman, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Grant, Alex
dc.contributor.editor Farid, Arvin
dc.contributor.editor De, Anirban
dc.contributor.editor Reddy, Krishna R.
dc.contributor.editor Yesiller, Nazli
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-28T12:10:53Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-28T12:10:53Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-02-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/7164
dc.description.abstract Located in a seismic zone with a rugged topography, Lebanon is classified as highly vulnerable to earthquake and landslide hazards. According to Keefer (1984), even small magnitude earthquakes may trigger landslides leading to significant damages. Regional seismic hazard assessment for landslides has been done using methods based on the traditional infinite slope stability analysis following Newmark (1965). This approach provides a quick assessment of co-seismic landslides but has several disadvantages. In particular, the predefined failure surface leads to overestimated values of the critical accelerations of the slopes and underestimates the hazardous areas. Two newly proposed methods are implemented over a representative region of Lebanon with the use of the geographic information systems (GIS). Data including geological maps, high-resolution digital elevation models of the topography, site investigations and geotechnical data for the different geological units, earthquake peak ground acceleration maps, and a preliminary landslide inventory database are collected for the analysis. A co-seismic landslide hazard map for the country is then produced and the results are presented for a representative area. This hazard assessment represents the initial warning system that identifies high-risk sloping zones. Focus is particularly on densely populated urban areas where the landslide hazard greatly affects currently existing structures. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher American Society of Civil Engineers en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Geotechnical special publication ; no. 270
dc.subject Environmental geotechnology -- Congresses
dc.subject Geothermal engineering -- Congresses
dc.subject Geothermal resources -- Congresses
dc.subject Soils -- Thermal properties -- Congresses
dc.subject Heat -- Transmission -- Congresses
dc.title Earthquake-induced landslide hazard mapping en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.title.subtitle a case study in Lebanon en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200702670 en_US
dc.author.department Civil Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc xiii, 717 p. : color illustrations
dc.publication.place Reston, Va.
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784480120.019 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Abou-Jaoude, G., Saade, A., Wartman, J., & Grant, A. Earthquake-Induced Landslide Hazard Mapping: A Case Study in Lebanon. In Geo-Chicago 2016 (pp. 177-186). en_US
dc.author.email grace.aboujaoude@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.conference.date August 14–18, 2016 en_US
dc.conference.place Chicago, Illinois, USA en_US
dc.conference.title Geo-Chicago 2016: sustainability and resiliency in geotechnical engineering en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/9780784480120.019 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1992-1611
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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