Glissements de terrain déclenchés par forts tremblements de terre et érosion de chaîne de montagne: L'exemple de Tsaoling, Taiwan

Translated title of the contribution: Large earthquake-triggered landslides and mountain belt erosion: The Tsaoling case, Taiwan

Rou Fei Chen*, Yu Chang Chan, Jacques Angelier, Jyr Ching Hu, Chung Huang, Kuo Jen Chang, Tian-Yuan Shih

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Abstract

The 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake triggered the catastrophic Tsaoling landslide in central Taiwan. We mapped the landslide area and estimated the landslide volume, using high-resolution digital elevation model from airborne LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), satellite images, aerial photographs and topographic maps. The comparison between cut and fill volumes, about 0.126 and 0.150 km 3 , respectively, suggests a volume increase of 19% due to decompaction during landsliding. In April 2002, the cut and fill volumes were about 0.137 and 0.116 km 3 , respectively. These estimates suggest that 2.5 years after the event, the volume of landslide debris removed by river erosion was nearly 0.045 km 3 . Such a large value highlights the importance of landslide processes for erosion and long-term denudation in the Taiwan mountain belt.

Translated title of the contributionLarge earthquake-triggered landslides and mountain belt erosion: The Tsaoling case, Taiwan
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)1164-1172
Number of pages9
JournalComptes Rendus - Geoscience
Volume337
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2005

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