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Development of the Landslide Susceptibility Map of Attica Region, Greece, Based on the Method of Rock Engineering System

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Regional Administration of Attica, Directorate of Technical Works, L. Syggrou St., 80-88, 117 41 Athens, Greece
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Department of Civil Engineering, Polytechnic School, Democritus University of Thrace, 671 00 Xanthi, Greece
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Institute of Geodynamics, National Observatory of Athens, 118 10 Athens, Greece
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Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, Faculty of Economics and Technology, University of Peloponnese, 221 31 Τripolis, Greece
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Academic Editors: Enrico Miccadei, Giorgio Paglia and Cristiano Carabella
Land 2021, 10(2), 148; https://doi.org/10.3390/land10020148
Received: 29 December 2020 / Revised: 28 January 2021 / Accepted: 29 January 2021 / Published: 3 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Landslide Hazard and Environment Risk Assessment)
The triggering of slope failures can cause a significant impact on human settlements and infrastructure in cities, coasts, islands and mountains. Therefore, a reliable evaluation of the landslide hazard would help mitigate the effects of such landslides and decrease the relevant risk. The goal of this paper is to develop, for the first time on a regional scale (1:100,000), a landslide susceptibility map for the entire area of the Attica region in Greece. In order to achieve this, a database of slope failures triggered in the Attica Region from 1961 to 2020 was developed and a semi-quantitative heuristic methodology called Rock Engineering System (RES) was applied through an interaction matrix, where ten parameters, selected as controlling factors for the landslide occurrence, were statistically correlated with the spatial distribution of slope failures. The generated model was validated by using historical landslide data, field-verified slope failures and a methodology developed by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, showing a satisfactory correlation between the expected and existing landslide susceptibility level. Having compiled the landslide susceptibility map, studies focusing on landslide risk assessment can be realized in the Attica Region. View Full-Text
Keywords: interaction matrix; heuristic; susceptibility; inventory; Greece interaction matrix; heuristic; susceptibility; inventory; Greece
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Tavoularis, N.; Papathanassiou, G.; Ganas, A.; Argyrakis, P. Development of the Landslide Susceptibility Map of Attica Region, Greece, Based on the Method of Rock Engineering System. Land 2021, 10, 148. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10020148

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Tavoularis N, Papathanassiou G, Ganas A, Argyrakis P. Development of the Landslide Susceptibility Map of Attica Region, Greece, Based on the Method of Rock Engineering System. Land. 2021; 10(2):148. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10020148

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Tavoularis, Nikolaos, George Papathanassiou, Athanassios Ganas, and Panagiotis Argyrakis. 2021. "Development of the Landslide Susceptibility Map of Attica Region, Greece, Based on the Method of Rock Engineering System" Land 10, no. 2: 148. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10020148

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