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Characterization of Critical Rainfall for Slopes Prone to Rainfall-Induced Landslides

Ering, P and Sivakumar Babu, GL (2020) Characterization of Critical Rainfall for Slopes Prone to Rainfall-Induced Landslides. In: Natural Hazards Review, 21 (3).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000385


The paper presents a procedural method to characterize critical rainfall for slopes affected by rainfall. For regions where landslide risk is high and landslide prediction alone is not acceptable, correction of existing landslides caused by rainfall requires inclusion of potential driving forces due to rainfall in the slope design. This can be accomplished by identifying critical rainfall for slope. Although many rainfall thresholds in the literature give a range of rainfall values critical for a slope, it is difficult to identify the exact class of rainfall that functions as the critical rainfall from these thresholds. In this study, critical rainfall was determined based on a rainfall threshold developed using the forecasting of landslides induced by rainfall (FLaIR) model, information on historical landslides, and rainfall infiltration analyses. The proposed method was applied to an area in northeastern India. © 2020 American Society of Civil Engineers.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Natural Hazards Review
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Keywords: Landslides, Critical rainfall; Driving forces; Landslide prediction; Northeastern India; Rainfall induced landslides; Rainfall infiltration; Rainfall thresholds; Slope design, Rain, landslide; rainfall; slope; threshold, India
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2021 09:42
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2021 09:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/65343

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