Landslide hazard assessment and characterisation for forestry asset management in Great Britain

Foster, C.; Reeves, H.J.; Pennington, C.; Hobbs, P.R.N.; Culshaw, M.G.; Plim, J.; Smith, J.T.; MacCulloch, F.; Queen, G.; Winter, M.G.. 2012 Landslide hazard assessment and characterisation for forestry asset management in Great Britain. In: Eberhart, E., (ed.) Landslides and Engineered Slopes : Protecting Society through Improved Understanding. CRC Press, 6pp.

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Between 2008 and 2010, the British Geological Survey (BGS) carried out 2 separate studiesto identify and quantify landslide hazards with the potential to affect third party assets (infrastructure, property and communities) in Scottish Forestry Commission managed land (with the Transport Research Laboratory) and in Wales. A desk-based investigation analysed a range of information, including: the BGS National Land-slide Database, National Digital Geological Mapping (DiGMap50), landslide potential maps (GeoSure & De-brisFlow) plus information from published literature. These resources were used to score key landslide char-acteristics and, where necessary, estimate the magnitude andextent of the hazard. This was achieved using a custom geographical information system (GIS) combined with an established algorithm to assess the suscep-tibility to landslide hazards and the likelihood of their impact on third party assets. For areas where ahigh landslide potential was identified, proformas were completed, recording detailed information on the geologi-cal and geomorphological conditions, known or recorded landslides and assets at risk with a score for land-slide hazard and likelihood. The outputs from this study are an attributed GIS with an accompanying inven-tory of detailed proformas. The study results are now contributing to the management & maintenance of For-estry Commission assets in Scotland and Wales.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Land Use, Planning and Development
ISBN: 9780415621236
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 22 Aug 2012 10:27 +0 (UTC)

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