Lanslide Susceptibility Mapping for LEWS

Kerala is highly vulnerable to natural disasters and the changing climatic dynamics given its
location along the sea coast and with a steep gradient along the slopes of the Western Ghats.
From June to August 2018, the state of Kerala experienced the worst ever floods in its history
since 1924. Torrential rain ravaged the state, causing floods and landslides in all 14 districts.
The term “landslide” describes a wide variety of processes that result in the downward and
outward movement of slope-forming materials including rock, soil, artificial hill, or a
combination of these. The materials may move by falling, toppling, sliding, spreading, or
flowing. Landslides depend on a variety of factors like soil type, rainfall, slope stability, land
use etc. I aim to create a landslide susceptibility map