A cellular automaton for the factor of safety field in landslides modeling

  title={A cellular automaton for the factor of safety field in landslides modeling},
  author={Ester Piegari and Vittorio Cataudella and R. Di Maio and Leopoldo Milano and Mario Nicodemi},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
Landslide inventories show that the statistical distribution of the area of recorded events is well described by a power law over a range of decades. To understand these distributions, we consider a cellular automaton model based on a dissipative dynamical variable associated to a time and position dependent factor of safety. The model is able to reproduce the complex structure of landslide distribution, as experimentally reported. In particular, we investigate the role of the rate of change of… 
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