Developing an Erosion Risk Map Using Soft Computing Methods (Case Study at Sifnos Island)
Source: Natural Hazards, Volume 31, Number 1, January 2004 , pp. 63-83(21)
Abstract:The erosional processes depend on various variables such as lithology, topography, drainage system, rock structure and climatic conditions. The quantitative evaluation of some of the above geological and geomorphological parameters is of primary importance for the purpose of developing erosion risk maps. These maps can become useful tools for developing appropriate strategies on environmental protection, hazard assessment and regional planning.
The island of Sifnos, in Cyclades, was chosen as a case study, where in the final map of the sub-basins of this island, erosion risk distribution is presented.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: University of Athens, Geology Department, Geography and Climatology Sector Panepistimiopolis Zografou 15784, Athens, Greece 2: Author for correspondence University of Athens, Geology Department, Geography and Climatology Sector Panepistimiopolis Zografou 15784, Athens, Greece
Publication date: January 2004