Journal article

A Remote Sensing Approach for Landslide Hazard Assessment on Engineered Slopes

Pauline E Miller, Jon P Mills, Stuart L Barr, Stephen J Birkinshaw, Andrew J Hardy, Geoff Parkin, Stephen J Hall

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2012

Abstract

Earthworks such as embankments and cuttings are integral to road and rail networks but can be prone to instability, necessitating rigorous and continual monitoring. To date, the potential of remote sensing for earthwork hazard assessment has been largely overlooked. However, techniques such as airborne laser scanning (ALS) are now ripe for addressing these challenges. This research presents the development of a novel hazard assessment strategy, combining high-resolution remote sensing with a numerical modeling approach. The research was implemented at a railway test site located in northern England, U.K.; ALS data and multispectral aerial imagery facilitated the determination of key slope st..

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Grants

Awarded by U.K. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council


Awarded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

Manuscript received March 31, 2011; revised June 22, 2011; accepted July 31, 2011. Date of publication October 3, 2011; date of current version March 28, 2012. This work was supported by the U.K. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council under Grant EP/D023726/1.