EGU22-7141, updated on 28 Mar 2022
EGU General Assembly 2022
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Integration of a Graph Network for the Definition of Neighbourhood in Landslide Detection with Machine Learning

Manuel Andreas Luck1 and Irena Hajnsek1,2
Manuel Andreas Luck and Irena Hajnsek
  • 1Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR) e.V., 82234 Weßling, Germany

Landslide mapping using Machine Learning approaches often relies on various image statistics determined by neighbourhood functions. In this presentation, the effect of a graph network for the definition of the neighbourhood of each pixel is shown on the example of the Weheka valley, New Zealand. The graph network integrates the physical properties of sliding and flowing masses into the classification process of earth observation imagery. This neighbourhood is determined by connecting nodes based on the flow direction and therefore replacing common raster formats. Both Sentinel 1 and Sentinel 2 acquisitions are used to determine the change in each pixel. From the Sentinel 1 data the Beta Nought is calculated, and the Sentinel 2 data is used to derive multiple indices (e.g., NDWI and NDVI). These products are combined in each node of the graph network. Within the neighbourhood defined by the graph network image statistics (e.g., mean, and standard deviation) are derived for each node. All data and derived products are used to train a Random Forest Classifier which is applied to three different extents of a landslide in the Weheka valley. 81.11% of the affected area is detected for the largest event with a decreasing accuracy towards the margins of the reference area.  

How to cite: Luck, M. A. and Hajnsek, I.: Integration of a Graph Network for the Definition of Neighbourhood in Landslide Detection with Machine Learning, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-7141,, 2022.


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