Geological and Environmental Engineering | Article | Published 2017

Natural hazards in mountain regions of Uzbekistan: A review of mass movement processes in Tashkent province

Keywords: Landslides, triggering factors, earthquakes, remote sensing, climate, Tashkent Province, Uzbekistan.

Abstract

This paper represents a short review from different scientific sources on mass movement processes in Tashkent Province. We can see that Tashkent Province is one of the most areas, which is prone to all of the natural disasters (earthquakes, landslides, debris flows, rockfalls, and avalanches). The considered region located in high mountainous area and presence of a considerable quantity of precipitation leads sectors covered with loess rocks to be more vulnerable to mass movements. Most effective triggering factors of mass movement processes in this area mainly rainfall and seismic activities. Sometimes the synchronous development of these two factors can create the huge losses. The presence of a big water reservoir, settlements and recreational zones in this area increase the efficiency of the region in terms of prevention of natural hazards. Nowadays the main attention paid to Mingchukur landslide and its impact to a water reservoir. Therefore, for obtaining accurate data for inaccessible areas and for analyzing datasets reasonable is the using of Remote Sensing technology.

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