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Study of Natural Hazards in the Upper Part of the Mapocho River Basin, Metropolitan Region of Chile, Using Satellite Imagery

Hémera Centro de Observación de la Tierra, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Mayor, Santiago 8340589, Chile
Departamento de Ingeniería Cartográfica, Geodesia y Fotogrametría, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
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Presented at the II Congress in Geomatics Engineering, Madrid, Spain, 26–27 June 2019.
Proceedings 2019, 19(1), 4;
Published: 12 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of The Geomatics Engineering Conference)
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The upper section of the Mapocho river basin is in constant danger of landslides. This study had the objective of zoning the upper Mapocho river basin for the susceptibility of landslides using hydrological, geological, and geomorphological data. Areas with a high degree of landslide susceptibility are located on the lower part of the main valleys as well as at the headwaters of the basins. Landslide events in the mountainous region of Central Chile are caused by two main factors: intense precipitation and seismic activity.
Keywords: susceptibility; landslides; Mapocho river basin susceptibility; landslides; Mapocho river basin
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Pérez-Martínez, W.; Pardo-Pascual, J.E.; Briceño, I.; Vidal, P. Study of Natural Hazards in the Upper Part of the Mapocho River Basin, Metropolitan Region of Chile, Using Satellite Imagery. Proceedings 2019, 19, 4.

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