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A spatio-temporal landslide inventory for the NW of Spain: BAPA database
Título : A spatio-temporal landslide inventory for the NW of Spain: BAPA database
Autor : Valenzuela, PabloDomínguez Cuesta, María JoséMora García, Manuel AntonioJiménez Sánchez, Montserrat
Palabras clave : Landslide database; Press archives; Rainfall
Fecha de publicación : 2017
Editor: Elservier
Citación : Geomorphology. 2017, 293(Part A), p. 11-23
Versión del editor: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.05.010
Resumen : A landslide database has been created for the Principality of Asturias, NW Spain: the BAPA (Base de datos de Argayos del Principado de Asturias – Principality of Asturias Landslide Database). Data collection is mainly performed through searching local newspaper archives. Moreover, a BAPA App and a BAPA website (http://geol.uniovi.es/BAPA) have been developed to obtain additional information from citizens and institutions. Presently, the dataset covers the period 1980–2015, recording 2063 individual landslides. The use of free cartographic servers, such as Google Maps, Google Street View and Iberpix (Government of Spain), combined with the spatial descriptions and pictures contained in the press news, makes it possible to assess different levels of spatial accuracy. In the database, 59% of the records show an exact spatial location, and 51% of the records provided accurate dates, showing the usefulness of press archives as temporal records. Thus, 32% of the landslides show the highest spatial and temporal accuracy levels. The database also gathers information about the type and characteristics of the landslides, the triggering factors and the damage and costs caused. Field work was conducted to validate the methodology used in assessing the spatial location, temporal occurrence and characteristics of the landslides.
URI : http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11765/8037
ISSN : 0169-555X
1872-695X
Colecciones: Artículos científicos 2015-2018


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