Landslide hazard zonation, mapping and investigation of triggering factors in Phewa lake watershed, Nepal


The landslide triggering factors were investigated followed by the thematic maps and landslide distribution map prepared and classified using the GPS and GIS Softwares like CartaLinx, ArcView and ERDAS IMAGINE in Sarangkot and Kaskikot Village Development Committees, Kaski district. In analytical hierarchy process, the factors for zonation were compared by Couple Comparison Method and their weights were determined using Arithmetic Mean Method and earned weight values of each factor. The landslide hazard zonation model was employed to prepare landslide hazard zonation map of the study area, and then classified into five relative hazard classes using the equal interval classification method. Finally, the landslide hazard zonation map was crossed with the landslide distribution map and the model applicability was confirmed by determining the per hazard class percent of area covered by the landslide


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P. Basnet, M. K. Balla and B. M. Pradhan

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nstitute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepa

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