Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 35–55, 2019
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 35–55, 2019

  09 Jan 2019

09 Jan 2019

Two multi-temporal datasets that track the enhanced landsliding after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake

Xuanmei Fan et al.

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Short summary
Large earthquakes cause major disturbances to mountain landscapes. They trigger many landslides that can form deposits of debris on steep slopes and channels. Rainfall can remobilise these deposits and generate large and destructive flow-like landslides and floods. We release two datasets that track a decade of landsliding following the 2008 7.9 magnitude Wenchuan earthquake in China. These data are useful for quantifying the role of major earthquakes in shaping mountain landscapes.