A global landslide catalog for hazard applications: method, results, and limitations
Entry ID: NASA_GSFC_TRMM_LANDSLIDE_INVENTORY

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Summary
Abstract: A systematic inventory of landslide events over the globe is valuable for estimating human and economic losses, quantifying the relationship between landslide occurrences and climate variations and for evaluating emerging global landslide prediction efforts based on remote sensing data. This study compiles a landslide catalog for rainfall triggered events for several years, drawing upon news reports, scholarly articles, and other hazard databases to provide a landslide catalog at the global scale. While this database may only represent a subset of rainfall-triggered landslides globally, due to lack of reports, it presents a lower boundary on the number of events globally and provides initial insight into the spatial/temporal statistical trends in landslide distribution and impact.
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Description: List of all potential landslides.
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Caption:  Rainfall Time Series Graphs Near Potential Landslides
 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kirschbaum, D. B., R. Adler, Y. Hong, S. Hill and A. L. Lerner-Lam
Dataset Title: A global landslide catalog for hazard applications: method, results, and limitations
Dataset Release Date: 2009
Dataset Release Place: U.S.
Dataset Publisher: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Other Citation Details: 10.1007/s11069-009-9401-4
Online Resource: http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/publications_dir/potential_landslide.html
Quality It is highly likely that there are mistakes, misspellings and definitely missed landslide entries within this database. Please feel free to e-mail any comments, corrections, concerns, additions, or complaints to landslide.inventory@gmail.com.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Please cite the following reference when using this data:

Kirschbaum, D. B., R. Adler, Y. Hong, S. Hill and A. L. Lerner-Lam (2009). "A global landslide catalog for hazard applications – Method, Results and Limitations." Journal of Natural Hazards DOI: 10.1007/s11069-009-9401-4.
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Originating Center
Data Center
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes, Laboratory for Atmospheres, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SCOTT, DR. BRAUN
Phone: 301-614-6316
Email: Scott.A.Braun at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
TRMM Project Scientist
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
8800 Greenbelt Road
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: Excel, Web-Based
Fees: No fees
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 301-614-5810
Email: dalia.b.kirschbaum at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
8800 Greenbelt Road
City: Greenbelt,
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Kirschbaum, D. B., R. Adler, Y. Hong, S. Hill and A. L. Lerner-Lam (2009), A global landslide catalog for hazard applications – Method, Results and Limitations, Journal of Natural Hazards, doi:10.1007/s11069-009-9401-4, http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/publications_dir/Kirschbaum_et_al._2009_G...
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-03-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-03-11
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