Special Issue "Rainfall-Induced Landslides Hazard"

A special issue of Hydrology (ISSN 2306-5338).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Clemente Irigaray

Universidad de Granada, Department of Civil Engineering, Granada, Spain
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Interests: landslide hazard assessment and mapping; estimation of critical rainfall threshold triggering landslides; innovative evaluation and analysis techniques; novel combinations of existing techniques; modeling; numerical and empirical methods; time-series analyses for correlating rainfall with landslide occurrence; monitoring, early warning; remedial and preventive measures

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Landslides can cause human injury, loss of life and economic devastation, and destroy construction works and cultural and natural heritage. The level of risk as a consequence of landslides depends on the hazard associated; that is, on the recurrence or temporal probability with which one or more landslides processes-related affect a terrain unit. That is why the knowledge of the frequency with which these processes occur, or with which important activity changes arise, together with the different types of landslides and their sizes or intensity classes provide valuable information to predict the transient behavior linked to the destructiveness of these natural events. Landslides are frequently triggered by hydro-meteorological phenomena, mainly as a consequence of intensive rainfall which have led to losses of millions of dollars and thousands of fatalities. In recent decades, there has been significant improvement in landslide observation, hazard assessment modeling using numerical and analytical methods. These developments offer new displays for modeling landslide hazard, leading to new insights into their functioning and new approaches to process modeling to obtain better prediction.

This Special Issue is devoted to the collection of the latest developments and applications of these numerical and analytical methods to improve our understanding of rainfall-induced landslide models. We invite scholars working in this field to consider submitting their latest results including, but not limiting to:

  • Landslide dynamics, mechanisms and processes
  • Landslide activity
  • Remote sensing and GIS techniques
  • Rainfall-triggered landslides
  • Partial duration series
  • Numerical models
  • Empirical methods
  • Landslide-hazard mapping
  • Model validation
  • Early warning
  • Remedial or preventive measures

Prof. Dr. Clemente Irigaray
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Landslide dynamics, mechanisms and processes
  • Landslide activity
  • Remote sensing and GIS techniques
  • Rainfall-triggered landslides
  • Partial duration series
  • Numerical models
  • Empirical methods
  • Landslide-hazard mapping
  • Model validation
  • Early warning
  • Remedial or preventive measures

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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