Title: Classified European Landslide Susceptibility Map (ELSUS1000) v1
Description: The map shows landslide susceptibility levels at continental scale, derived from heuristic-statistical modelling of main landslide conditioning factors using also landslide location data
Spatial coverage: 26 member states of the European Union for which all landslide conditioning factor datasets used for susceptibility modelling in ELSUS1000 v1 are available (all member states except Cyprus) and Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia and Switzerland
Pixel size: 1 km
Format: Raster (ESRI GRID)
Projection: ETRS89 Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area
Ancillary datasets: Confidence Level map of ELSUS1000 v1; NUTS 3-aggregated map of ELSUS1000 v1; and the Climato-Physiographic Regions, Classified Slope Gradient, Classified Soil Parent Material and Classified Land Cover maps used for landslide susceptibility assessment
Release date: 15 February 2013
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European Landslide Susceptibility Map (ELSUS1000) v1
ELSUS1000 version 1 shows levels of spatial probability of generic landslide occurrence at continental scale. It covers most of the European Union and several neighbouring countries. Basically, the map has been produced by regionalizing the study area based on elevation and climatic conditions, followed by spatial multi-criteria evaluation modelling using pan-European slope gradient, soil parent material and land cover spatial datasets as the main landslide conditioning factors. In addition, the location of over 100,000 landslides across Europe, provided by various national organizations or collected by the authors, has been used for model calibration and validation. Additional information is provided in the references below and the metadata.
The map has been produced jointly by the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR, Hannover, Germany), the Joint Research Centre (JRC, Ispra, Italy), the Institute of Physics of the Globe (CNRS-EOST, Strasbourg, France), and the Research Institute for Hydrogeological Protection (CNR-IRPI, Perugia, Italy), as part of the work of the European Landslide Expert Group, with contributions from other members of the Group.
ELSUS1000 version 1 is a contribution of the European Landslide Expert Group to the EU Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection and the related Proposal for a Soil Framework Directive.
The map is available to download together with ancillary spatial datasets used for landslide susceptibility modelling, or produced for referencing to administrative regions and for evaluation of the confidence level of the classified landslide susceptibility.
- Günther, A., Van Den Eeckhaut, M., Malet, J.-P., Reichenbach, P., Hervás, J., 2014. Climate-physiographically differentiated Pan-European landslide susceptibility assessment using spatial multi-criteria evaluation and transnational landslide information. Geomorphology, 224: 69-85
- Günther, A., Hervás, J., Van Den Eeckhaut, M., Malet, J.-P., Reichenbach, P., 2014. Synoptic pan-European landslide susceptibility assessment: The ELSUS 1000 v1 map. In: Sassa, K., Canuti, P., Yin, Y. (Eds.), Landslide Science for a Safer Geoenvironment. Springer, Switzerland, Vol. 1, pp, 117-122.