Articles | Volume 16, issue 8
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2021–2030, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-2021-2016

Special issue: Geomorphometry: advances in technologies and methods for Earth...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2021–2030, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-2021-2016

Research article 30 Aug 2016

Research article | 30 Aug 2016

Automatic landslide length and width estimation based on the geometric processing of the bounding box and the geomorphometric analysis of DEMs

Mihai Niculiţǎ

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During the creation and geomorphometric analysis of a landslide inventory, I stumbled across an issue: while the majority of the landslides are developed along the direction of material flow and have a larger length than width, there are situations where the landslides have a larger width than length. For distinguishing these long and wide landslides, I devised an algorithm that used the geometric processing of the bounding box and the geomorphometric analysis of a digital elevation model.
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