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Satellite data potential for landslide studies in tropical regions.


Jeber , Faisal and Omar, Husaini and Ahmad, Noordin and Mahmud, Mahdzir (2008) Satellite data potential for landslide studies in tropical regions. Disaster Prevention and Management, 17 (4). pp. 470-477. ISSN 0965-3562


Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to show that satellite data applicability for landslides studies is given concentration in tropical regions, which have two limitations; regular cloud cover and thick vegetation. Design/methodology/approach – Landslide studies have three categories: mapping, zonation, and monitoring. High spatial resolution images are convenient for mapping. Since the slope and slope materials are the dominant parameters for slide potential, a high resolution DEM produced from the above data with classification of multispectral data will be vital for zonation. Weather-free and penetration are advantages that make radar images essential for monitoring. Findings – A composition of satellite data with support of aerial photography, with its high spatial resolution, will give an excellent spatial database for these studies. Originality/value – Satellite remote sensing data are applicable for landslides studies in non-accessible mountainous tropical regions.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Advanced Technology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1108/09653560810901719
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Keywords: Landslides; Natural disasters; Visual databases.
Depositing User: Fatimah Zahrah @ Aishah Amran
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 08:57
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2015 01:20
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/16619
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