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Title: Digital terrain characterization and interpretation of Lake Van Region for earthquake vulnerability combining remote sensing and geographical information systems
Authors: Demirkesen, Ali Can
Evrendilek, Fatih
Keywords: Earthquake vulnerability
Geomorphological characterization
Digital terrain interpretation
Digital terrain model
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Parlar Scientific Publications
Abstract: The Lake Van basin and its surroundings (36,500 km(2)) in the eastern Turkey have not been investigated adequately in terms of earthquake vulnerability, and pre-earthquake preparedness. In this study, a digital terrain model (DTM) of the Lake Van region was developed combining an ASTER digital elevation model (DEM), Landsat-7 ETM+ imagery, remote sensing techniques, and geographical information systems. Terrain characteristics derived from DTM with DEM, and a 3-D land-use and land-cover fly-through view such as fault zones, drainage patterns, lineaments, and landforms were interpreted in terms of earthquake vulnerability. Our results indicate that the directions of Mus-Tatvan (Mus thrust), Bitlis thrust, and ErcisPatnos-Malazgirt-Varto-Karliova along with Van and Ercis possess the highest risk of earthquake hazards.
ISSN: 1018-4619
Appears in Collections:City and Regional Planning / Şehir ve Bölge Planlama
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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