GIS Modelling for Rain-Induced Debris-Flow Hazards in a Small Watershed

  • Shipeng Zhao
  • Toshikazu Tamura
Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 70)


Debris-flows, which are a type of mass movement initiated on hillslopes or in channels by either intense rainfall, snowmelt, or rapid runoff, can cause substantial damage and loss of life, particularly in mountainous and hilly areas. Therefore, assessment of debris-flow hazards is imperative for disaster prevention and watershed management in montane environments.


Debris Flow Return Period Heavy Rain Peak Discharge Shallow Landslide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shipeng Zhao
    • 1
  • Toshikazu Tamura
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Geography, Graduate School of ScienceTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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