Title: Index-oriented methodologies for landslide consequence analysis: an application to a mountain community in the French Alps.
Authors: PUISSANT AnneVAN DEN EECKHAUT MIETKAPPES MelaniePAPATHOMA-KOEHLE MariaKEILER MargrethHERVAS JAVIERMALET Jean-Philippe
Citation: Landslide Science and Practice vol. 7 : Social and Economic Impace and Policies p. 159-167
Publisher: Springer
Publication Year: 2013
JRC N°: JRC66708
ISBN: 978-3-642-31313-4
978-3-642-31325-7
URI: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-31313-4_21
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC66708
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-31313-4_21
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: 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.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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