A comparison of the GIS based landslide susceptibility assessment methods: multivariate versus bivariate

Suzen M. L., DOYURAN V.

ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY, vol.45, no.5, pp.665-679, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00254-003-0917-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.665-679
  • Keywords: landslide susceptibility, multivariate, bivariate, GIS, asarsuyu, Turkey, GEOMORPHOLOGY, SWITZERLAND, CATCHMENT, MODELS
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is to evaluate and to compare the results of multivariate (logical regression) and bivariate (landslide susceptibility) methods in Geographical Information System (GIS) based landslide susceptibility assessment procedures. In order to achieve this goal the Asarsuyu catchment in NW Turkey was selected as a test zone because of its well-known landslide occurrences interfering with the E-5 highway mountain pass.