History of landslide susceptibility and a chorology of landslide-prone areas in the Western Ghats of Kerala, India

@article{Kuriakose2009HistoryOL,
  title={History of landslide susceptibility and a chorology of landslide-prone areas in the Western Ghats of Kerala, India},
  author={S. L. Kuriakose and G. Sankar and C. Muraleedharan},
  journal={Environmental Geology},
  year={2009},
  volume={57},
  pages={1553-1568}
}
Kerala is the third most densely populated state in India. It is a narrow strip of land, of which 47% is occupied by the most prominent orographic feature of peninsular India, The Western Ghats mountain chain. The highlands of Kerala experience several types of landslides, of which debris flows are the most common. They are called “Urul Pottal” in the local vernacular. The west-facing Western Ghats scarps that runs the entire extent of the mountain system is the most prone physiographic unit… Expand
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