Articles | Volume 15, issue 12
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-2715-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-2715-2015
Research article
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21 Dec 2015
Research article |  | 21 Dec 2015

Determination of rainfall thresholds for shallow landslides by a probabilistic and empirical method

J. Huang, N. P. Ju, Y. J. Liao, and D. D. Liu

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In this paper we present a method to calculate rainfall threshold values with limited data sets based on two rainfall parameters: hourly rainfall intensity and accumulated precipitation. The method has been applied to the Huangshan region, in the province of Anhui, China. A validation procedure showed that this method can significantly enhance the effectiveness of a warning system, and finally reduce and mitigate the risk of shallow landslides in mountainous regions.
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