Articles | Volume 21, issue 11
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3465–3487, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3465-2021
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3465–3487, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3465-2021

Research article 16 Nov 2021

Research article | 16 Nov 2021

Main Ethiopian Rift landslides formed in contrasting geological settings and climatic conditions

Karel Martínek et al.

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This study combines field geological and geohazard mapping with remote sensing data. Geostatistical analysis evaluated precipitation, land use, vegetation density, rock mass strength, and tectonics. Contrasting tectonic and climatic setting of the Main Ethiopian Rift and uplifted Ethiopian Plateau have major impacts on the distribution of landslides.
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