Active landslides are generally characterized by variations in displacement rate in response to cumulated precipitation. Velocities that are only exceeded in a limited number of days during the year might be considered as critical events, since they might determine, or prelude to, a significant evolution of the landslide. The purpose of this paper is to present a novel approach based on the use of receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves for assessing cumulated precipitation thresholds that can provide early warning for the occurrence of critical events such as the exceedance of rare displacement rates. The approach has been developed and tested in the Piagneto landslide, an active complex rock slide—debris slide in the Northern Apennines of Italy, for which a 5-year continuous surveying monitoring dataset is available. On the basis of the first 4 years of monitoring data (training dataset), threshold curves relating cumulative precipitation (mm) to precipitation moving windows (days) have been generated by using different benchmarks that, in literature, are used to estimate the maximum predictive performance of ROC curves. These threshold curves have been successfully validated using the last 1 year of monitoring data (validation dataset). They have then been used to simulate how they might help defining different early warning levels in due advance. The proposed methodology can be replicated in any landslide for which a monitoring dataset that includes recurrent acceleration events in response to precipitation is available.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Titolo:||Use of ROC curves for early warning of landslide displacement rates in response to precipitation (Piagneto landslide, Northern Apennines, Italy)|
|Autori:||Corsini, Alessandro; Mulas, Marco|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s10346-016-0781-8|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su rivista|
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