Articles | Volume 20, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4585–4603, 2016
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4585–4603, 2016

Research article 15 Nov 2016

Research article | 15 Nov 2016

Evaluating performance of simplified physically based models for shallow landslide susceptibility

Giuseppe Formetta et al.

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Short summary
This paper focuses on performance evaluation of simplified, physically based landslide susceptibility models. It presents a new methodology to systemically and objectively calibrate, verify, and compare different models and models performances indicators in order to individuate and select the models whose behavior is more reliable for a certain case study. The procedure was implemented in a package for landslide susceptibility analysis and integrated the open-source hydrological model NewAge.