The choice of the proper resolution in landslide susceptibility mapping is a worth considering issue. If, on the one hand, a coarse spatial resolution may describe the terrain morphologic properties with low accuracy, on the other hand, at very fine resolutions, some of the DEM-derived morphometric factors may hold an excess of details. Moreover, the landslide inventory maps are represented throughout geospatial vector data structure, therefore a conversion procedure vector-to-raster is required. This work investigates the effects of raster resolution on the susceptibility mapping in conjunction with the use of different algorithms of vector-raster conversion. The Artificial Neural Network technique is used to carry out such analyses on two Sicilian basins. Seven resolutions and three conversion algorithms are investigated. Results indicate that the finest resolutions do not lead to the highest model performances, whereas the algorithm of conversion data may significantly affect the ANN training procedure at coarse resolutions.
|Numero di pagine||15|
|Rivista||ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Engineering
- Ecological Modelling