Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1789–1805, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-1789-2019
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1789–1805, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-1789-2019

Research article 15 Aug 2019

Research article | 15 Aug 2019

How size and trigger matter: analyzing rainfall- and earthquake-triggered landslide inventories and their causal relation in the Koshi River basin, central Himalaya

Jianqiang Zhang et al.

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The aim of this study is to investigate the differences in the mappable characteristics of earthquake-triggered and rainfall triggered landslides in terms of their frequency–area relationships, spatial distributions and relation with causal factors, as well as to evaluate whether separate susceptibility maps generated for specific landslide size and triggering mechanism are better than a generic landslide susceptibility assessment including all landslide sizes and triggers.
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