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Landslide hazard mapping : Jamaica case study

Northmore, K.J.; Ahmad, R.; O'Connor, E.A.; Greenbaum, D.; McDonald, A.J.W.; Jordan, C.J.; Marchant, A.P.; Marsh, S.H.. 2000 Landslide hazard mapping : Jamaica case study. British Geological Survey, 41pp. (WC/00/010) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

The British Geological Survey has undertaken a programme of research on landslide hazard mapping under support from the Department for International Development. The aim of the studies has been to develop a generic approach to landslide hazard modelling that can be applied and adapted in developing countries worldwide. The overall goal of the research is to prevent or minimise the loss of life and damage to property, infrastructure and livelihoods caused by landslides. To this end, case studies in four countries have been used to develop a rapid, inexpensive method for the production of regional landslide hazard maps. This report presents specific results and findings from the Jamaican study area in the Rio Minho.The report is aimed at people and organisations in Jamaica that are concerned with, or affected by, landslides. It discusses local issues that affect the development of landslide hazard preparedness strategies in individual countries. The accompanying map is a first attempt at mapping the regional landslide hazard in this part of Jamaica. It can be improved through additional local knowledge and the incorporation of more data on possible controlling factors, for example. Ultimately, the success of the project can only be judged by the take up, use and development of the hazard map in Jamaica.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Physical Hazards
Funders/Sponsors: NERC, DFID KaR
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Additional Keywords: landslide, natural hazard, disaster mitigation, GIS, remote sensing
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 10 Aug 2012 09:09
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/19168

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