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Producing landslide-susceptibility maps for regional planning in data-scarce regions

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Graff,Jerome V. (Author), Romesburg,H. Charles (Author), Ahmad,Rafi (Author), McCalpin,James P. (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Oct 2012
Published:
Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer
ISBN:
0921-030
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Economic conditions, Jamaica, Natural resources, Natural disasters, Environmental policy, Landslides, Dominica, Investments and securities, Regional planning
Notes:
In many of the lesser developed areas of the world, regional development planning is increasingly important for meeting the needs of current and future inhabitants. Illustrates how matrix assessment methodology was applied to produce a landslide-susceptibility map for the Commonwealth of Dominica, an island nation in the eastern Caribbean, and how with a follow up study the relative landslide-susceptibility mapping was validated. A second Caribbean application on Jamaica demonstrates how this methodology can be applied in a more geologically complex setting.