Relative Landslide Susceptibility Model of the Alberta Plains and Shield Regions (AGS Map 605)

December 1, 2017

Month: January 2019
Organization: Alberta Energy Regulator/Alberta Geological Survey
Products: ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 and R

This map portrays the spatial distribution of landslide susceptible-terrain as a relative ranking from low to high. It is a landslide susceptibility model that predicts the degree to which landslides affect terrain based on a statistical procedure to establish a relationship between the spatial distribution of recognized landslides and predisposing geological, topographic and climatic factors. The evaluation methodology does not assess the effect of significantly folded and faulted bedrock structure, and therefore does not include the mountains and foothills physiographic regions, where bedrock structure is the main geological control on landslide susceptibility.

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