Predicting landslides
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Module contributed by Paolo Cavallini - `Faunalia `_
.. note:: This chapter shows how to create an oversimplified model to predict
the probability of landslides.
First, we calculate slope (choose among various backends; the interested reader
can calculate the difference between the outputs):
* :menuselection:`GRASS --> r.slope`
* :menuselection:`SAGA --> Slope, Aspect, Curvature`
* :menuselection:`GDAL Slope`
Then we create a model of predicted rainfall, based on the interpolation of
rainfall values at meteo stations:
* :menuselection:`GRASS --> v.surf.rst` (resolution: 500 m)
The probability of a landslide will be very roughly related to both rainfall
and slope (of course a real model will use more layers, and appropriate parameters),
let's say ``(rainfall * slope )/100``:
* :menuselection:`SAGA --> Raster calculator` rain, slope: ``(a*b)/100``
(or: :menuselection:`GRASS --> r.mapcalc`)
* then let's calculate what are the municipalities with the greatest predicted
risk of rainfall: :menuselection:`SAGA --> Raster statistics with polygons`
(the parameters of interest are *Maximum* and *Mean*)