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Application of an advanced fuzzy logic model for landslide susceptibility analysis

TitreApplication of an advanced fuzzy logic model for landslide susceptibility analysis
Type de publicationJournal Article
Nouvelles publications2010
AuteursPradhan, Biswajeet
JournalInternational Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems
Pagination370 - 381
Année de publication2010
Mots clésFuzzy membership, Fuzzy relations, GIS, Klang valley, Landslide susceptibility, Maalysia, remote sensing

The aim of this study is to evaluate the susceptibility of landslides at Klang valley area, Malaysia, using a Geographic Information System (GIS) and remote sensing. Landslide locations were identified in the study area from interpretation of aerial photographs and from field surveys. Topographical and geological data and satellite images were collected, processed, and constructed into a spatial database using GIS and image processing. A data derived model (frequency ratio) and a knowledge-derived model (fuzzy operator) were combined for landslide susceptibility analysis. The nine factors that influence landslide occurrence were extracted from the database and the frequency ratio coefficient for each factor was computed. Using the factors and the identified landslide, the fuzzy membership values were calculated. Then fuzzy algebraic operators were applied to the fuzzy membership values for landslide susceptibility mapping. Finally, the produced map was verified by comparing with existing landslide locations for calculating prediction accuracy. Among the fuzzy operators, in the case in which the gamma operator (? = 0.8) showed the best accuracy (91%) while the case in which the fuzzy algebraic product was applied showed the worst accuracy (79%).