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Results from frequency-ratio analyses of soil classification and land use related to landslide locations in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria

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2020

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Hughes, K.S., and Schulz, W.H., 2020, Results from frequency-ratio analyses of soil classification and land use related to landslide locations in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9VK2FAL.

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To better understand factors potentially contributing to the occurrence of rainfall-induced landslides in Puerto Rico, we evaluated the locations of landslides there following Hurricane Maria (Hughes et al., 2019) and potential contributing factors. This data release provides results of evaluations of landslide locations compared to soil classification and land cover, which involved frequency-ratio analyses (for example, Lee and Pradhan, 2006; Lee et al., 2007; He and Beighley, 2008; Lepore et al., 2012; Chalkias et al., 2014). Soil classification data were obtained from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (2018) and land cover data were obtained from the Puerto Rico Gap Analysis Program (Gould [...]

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To better understand factors potentially contributing to the occurrence of rainfall-induced landslides in Puerto Rico, we performed statistical analyses of the locations of landslides there following Hurricane Maria compared to soil classification and land cover.

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