Rainfall and landslides in Karditsa county (Greece): a statistical approach

Published: Jan 1, 2007
Precipitation instability correlation
L. Pyrgiotis
G. Koukis
N. Sabatakakis

The mountainous area of Karditsa County, being geologically a representative sample of Olonos- Pindos geotectonic zone, is characterized by rainfall- induced landslides on steep slopes of high relief. After a systematic data inventory concerning landslides and their quantitative expression, the correlation between landslide occurrence and rainfall is investigated. Following the analyses performed a close interrelation between landslides and precipitation is established. Finally, a characteristic example of rainfall- induced landslide in the wider area of the county is given

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