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Landslide vulnerability criteria: a case study from Umbria, central Italy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17638046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Little is known about the vulnerability to landslides, despite landslides causing frequent and widespread damage to the population and the built-up environment in many areas of the world. Lack of information about vulnerability to landslides limits our ability to determine landslide risk. This paper provides information on the vulnerability of buildings and roads to landslides in Umbria, central Italy. Information on 103 landslides of the slide and slide-earth flow types that have resulted in damage to buildings and roads at 90 sites in Umbria is used to establish dependencies between the area of the landslide and the vulnerability to landslides. The dependencies obtained are applied in the hills surrounding the town of Collazzone, in central Umbria, an area for which a detailed landslide inventory map is available. By exploiting the landslide inventory and the established vulnerability curves, the geographical distribution of the vulnerability to landslides is mapped and statistics of the expected damage are calculated. Reliability and limits of the vulnerability thresholds and of the obtained vulnerability assessment are discussed.
Authors:
Mirco Galli; Fausto Guzzetti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-07-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental management     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0364-152X     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Manage     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-19     Completed Date:  2008-01-24     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703893     Medline TA:  Environ Manage     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  649-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
CNR-IRPI, via Madonna Alta 126, 06128, Perugia, Italy. M.Galli@irpi.cnr.it
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Disasters*
Forecasting
Housing
Humans
Italy
Models, Theoretical*
Transportation

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