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Rainfall induced landsliding in the epicentral area of the Chi-Chi earthquake

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This resource contains shapefiles which were the central dataset of Marc et al., 2015.

These shapefiles represent all new landslides in the epicentral areas of the 1999 Mw 7.6 Chi-Chi (Taiwan) earthquake.
The polygons are single landslide (avoiding amalgamation as much as possible) which appeared or extended substantially by comparing pairs of images.
The naming convention is containing the YEAR and Julian day of the acquisition of the first image then the Julian day of acquisition of the second image of the pair. This second date is lower than the first one when the pair is spanning from Year to Year +1. Period corresponding to typhoons with major landsliding are also named (Herb, Toraji, and Morakot).

Detailed description of the mapping procedure can be found in Marc et al., 2015 (Geology) which MUST be cited when using this resources.
Additional contextualization and discussion of these data can also be found in Marc et al., 2021 (BSSA).

Marc, O., Hovius, N., Meunier, P., Uchida, T., & Hayashi, S. (2015). Transient changes of landslide rates after earthquakes. Geology, 43, 883–886.

Marc, O., Sens-Schonfelder, C., Illien, L., Meunier, P., Hobiger, M., Sawazaki, K., Rault, C. & Hovius, N. (2021). Towards using seismic interferometry to quantify landscape mechanical variations after earthquakes. Bulletin of Seismological Society of America, nd, 1–18, doi: 10.1785/0120200264

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Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
Coordinate Units:
Decimal degrees
North Latitude
East Longitude
South Latitude
West Longitude


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The following web services are available for data contained in this resource. Geospatial Feature and Raster data are made available via Open Geospatial Consortium Web Services. The provided links can be copied and pasted into GIS software to access these data. Multidimensional NetCDF data are made available via a THREDDS Data Server using remote data access protocols such as OPeNDAP. Other data services may be made available in the future to support additional data types.

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Funding Agencies

This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
Agency Name Award Title Award Number
EU Marie-Curie Initial Training Network TOPOMOD 264517

How to Cite

Marc, O. (2021). Rainfall induced landsliding in the epicentral area of the Chi-Chi earthquake, HydroShare,

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