Index-Oriented Methodologies for Landslide Consequence Analysis: An Application to a Mountain Community in the French Alps

Puissant, Anne; Eeckhaut, Miet; Kappes, Melanie; Papathoma-Koehle, Maria; Keiler, Margreth; Hervás, Javier; Malet, Jean-Philippe (2013). Index-Oriented Methodologies for Landslide Consequence Analysis: An Application to a Mountain Community in the French Alps. In: Margottini, Claudio; Canuti, Paolo; Sassa, Kyoji (eds.) Landslide Science and Practice : Vol. 7 Social and Economic Impact and Policies 7 (pp. 159-167). Berlin: Springer 10.1007/978-3-642-31313-4_21

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Consequence analysis is a key aspect of anchoring assessment of landslide impacts to present and long-term development planning. Although several approaches have been developed over the last decade, some of them are difficult to apply in practice, mainly because of the lack of valuable data on historical damages or on damage functions. In this paper, two possible consequence indicators based on a combination of descriptors of the exposure of the elements at risk are proposed in order to map the potential impacts of landslides and highlight the most vulnerable areas. The first index maps the physical vulnerability due to landslide; the second index maps both direct damage (physical, structural, functional) and indirect damage (socio-economic impacts) of landslide hazards. The indexes have been computed for the 200 km2 area of the Barcelonnette Basin (South French Alps), and their potential applications are discussed.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography > Unit Geomorphology
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Keiler, Margreth

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel

ISBN:

978-3-642-31313-4

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Monika Wälti-Stampfli

Date Deposited:

11 Aug 2014 16:42

Last Modified:

20 Aug 2015 11:48

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/978-3-642-31313-4_21

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Consequence analysis, Vulnerability, Risk analysis, Mapping, Landslide

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/47628

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