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Magnitude—frequency relationships provide essential information for landslide hazard
and risk analysis. A debris-flow inventory was created in the “Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici” National Park in the Central Pyrenees, Spain, by the interpretation of several sets of aerial photographs covering a time span of 53 years. 194 debris flows were detected, which provide a spatial density of 0.5 events per square kilometre. The areas affected by the debris flows range from ∼200 m2 up to 35000 m2. The magnitude—cumulative frequency curves include a strong rollover effect at about 2000 m2 and events larger than this magnitude can be represented by a power law with an exponent between −1.5 and −1.9.
CitationHurlimann, M. [et al.]. Elaboration of a magnitude-frequency relationship for debris flows by aerial photographs: case study from a national park in the Spanish Pyrenees. A: International Symposium on Landslides and North American Symposium on Landslides. "Landslides and engineered slopes: protecting society through improved understanding". Banff, Alberta: CRC Press, 2012, p. 717-722.
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