11 Jun '11, 10pm

Landslide Scars in Taiwan: Acquired December 17, 2010 [correct?], this natural-color image shows landslide sc...

Taiwan is a mountainous, seismically active island. In fact, mountains account for about one-third of Taiwan’s land area, with a range stretching in a rough north-south line down the center of the island. Those mountains comprise the island’s main watershed, and water is plentiful thanks to ocean currents and breezes that deliver warm, moist air, periodic monsoon rains, and several typhoons each year. The rugged topography and abundant water make for well-vegetated mountains, but this combination also leads to landslides. On December 17, 2010, the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) captured this natural-color image of landslide-scarred mountains in central Taiwan. As a professor of geography at Durham University (U.K.), David Petley has tracked numerous landslides in Taiwan, including a large one that struck northern Taiwan in April 2010 (beyond ...

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