Articles | Volume 6, issue 4
Earth Surf. Dynam., 6, 903–922, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-903-2018
Earth Surf. Dynam., 6, 903–922, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-903-2018

Research article 10 Oct 2018

Research article | 10 Oct 2018

Initial insights from a global database of rainfall-induced landslide inventories: the weak influence of slope and strong influence of total storm rainfall

Odin Marc et al.

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Rainfall-induced landslides cause significant damage and fatality worldwide, but we have few datasets constraining the impact of individual storms. We present and analyze 8 landslide inventories, with >150 to >150 00 landslides, comprehensively representing the landslide population caused by 8 storms from Asia and the Americas. We found that the total storm rainfall is a major control on total landsliding, landslide size, and that storms trigger landslides on less steep slopes than earthquakes.