Analytical Hierarchy Process method for mapping landslide susceptibility to an area along the E-W highway (Gerik-Jeli), Malaysia

Tareq H. Mezughi, Juhari Mat Akhir, Abdul Ghani Rafek, Ibrahim Abdullah

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    Abstract

    In this study, the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) method was used to produce a landslide susceptibility map for an area located in the central northern part of Peninsular Malaysia. The study was carried out using remote sensing data, field surveys, historical data and Geographic Information System (GIS) tool. Eleven factors that influence the occurrence of landslide were chosen for this study: Slope gradient, slope aspect, curvature, distance from road, drainage density, lithology, foliation dip, topographic/bedding relationship, lineament density, soil and rainfall. The Landslide Susceptibility Index (LSI) was computed from the combined weighed thematic maps of factors based on the assigned weights and ratings given by the AHP method. The AHP results were verified with existing landslide locations, which yielded the accuracy rate of 80.97%. Hence the landslide susceptibility map generated with the AHP method is useful for preventing or minimizing possible landslides and could be adopted in the proper planning for land use and construction in the future.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)13-24
    Number of pages12
    JournalAsian Journal of Earth Sciences
    Volume5
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    analytical hierarchy process
    landslides
    Malaysia
    landslide
    road
    methodology
    thematic maps
    land use planning
    soil density
    lineament
    foliation
    geographic information systems
    field survey
    curvature
    remote sensing
    method
    roads
    dip
    drainage
    lithology

    Keywords

    • AHP
    • East-west highway Malaysia
    • Gis methodology
    • Landslide susceptibility mapping

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
    • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
    • Ecology

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    Analytical Hierarchy Process method for mapping landslide susceptibility to an area along the E-W highway (Gerik-Jeli), Malaysia. / Mezughi, Tareq H.; Akhir, Juhari Mat; Rafek, Abdul Ghani; Abdullah, Ibrahim.

    In: Asian Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2012, p. 13-24.

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    Mezughi, Tareq H. ; Akhir, Juhari Mat ; Rafek, Abdul Ghani ; Abdullah, Ibrahim. / Analytical Hierarchy Process method for mapping landslide susceptibility to an area along the E-W highway (Gerik-Jeli), Malaysia. In: Asian Journal of Earth Sciences. 2012 ; Vol. 5, No. 1. pp. 13-24.
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