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Landslide Susceptibility Assessment in a Basement Environment using Slope and Geoelectric Parameters

Adeyemo I Adedotun
2024-04-30 168 views 1 downloads


The assessment of landslide susceptibility was carried out at Adebowale community in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria. A total of (60) sixty Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) data were acquired using Schlumberger electrode configuration with a maximum half-current electrode separation (AB/2) of 150 - 225 m. The Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) results were presented as maps and tables. The VES results delineated three to five geoelectric layers across the study area. The A, H, K, HA, KH, AKH and HKH are the seven sounding curve types delineated in the area. The resistivity of the topsoil, clayey sand weathered layer, sandy clayey weathered layer and weathered bedrock/fresh bedrock varies from 24 to 961 ?m, 13 to 4141 ?m, 24 to 72739 ?m and 122 to 100000 ?m respectively. Four parameters of importance to landslide were used to develop a landslide susceptibility model for the study. The parameters consisted of slope, topsoil resistivity, weathered layer resistivity, and longitudinal resistivity. These parameters or factors were assigned weights and ratings based on their significance to the landslide. A landslide susceptibility map (LSSM) was produced using the determined landslide susceptibility index. The LSSM classified the area into five landslide susceptibility zones; very low, low, moderate, high and very high respectively. The model was able to predict areas with very low susceptibility, low susceptibility, moderate susceptibility, high susceptibility and very high susceptibility within the study area. The northern pocket of the southwestern part of the study area revealed very low to low landslide susceptibility while the southwestern and north-central parts of the map are of moderate to very high landslide susceptibility


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