Geografie 2008, 113, 48-60

Use of the deterministic approach for the landslide susceptibility mapping, Vsetínské vrchy Highland, Czechia

Jan Klimeš

Ústav struktury a mechaniky hornin AV ČR, v.v.i., V Holešovičkách 41, 182 09 Praha 8, Czechia

The work is seeking accurate spatial prediction of shallow landslide occurrence on regional scale, through field mapping of present day landslide activity and identifying the most susceptible parts of the study area by the means of the SINMAP susceptibility model. The SINMAP ArcView extension is also used to characterize shallow landslide and to study conditions for their spatial occurrence. The study area lays in the Outer Western Carpathians east of the city of Vsetín and it was subject of an avalanche like occurrence of mostly shallow landslides during the floods caused by heavy rains between the 4th and 8th and between the 17th and 21st of July, 1997.