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Special Issue "Land Subsidence: Monitoring, Prediction and Modeling"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2020.
Interests: prediction (modeling) of land subsidence for the hard coal, copper ore, salt, gas and oil deposits; risk assessment and mitigation on transformed terrains; planning of the surveying systems to subsidence monitoring; IT systems developing (GIS-based) for building damage risk assessment and management on human transformed areas; mining seismicity and its influence on the terrain movements
Interests: Modelling geomechanical issues related to fluid withdrawal/injection from/into the subsurface. Specifically, land subsidence due to aquifer overexploitation and production of hydrocarbon reservoirs, land uplift caused by fluid injection (aquifer recharge, underground gas storage, CO2 geologic sequestration), stress / strain analyses for safety evaluations (induced seismicity, aseismic earth fissuring accompanying land subsidence). Modelling land subsidence due to peat oxidation and natural consolidation in deltas and wetlands. Use of land subsidence measurements (integrating levelling, GPS, SAR interferometry), together with deformation at depth (borehole extensometers, well-logs) to characterize the geomechanical properties and calibrate the numerical models
Recently, land subsidence has become one of the important risk factors. Taking into consideration global warming and sea-level rise, many regions of the world, large cities, and land users will be affected by the changes. In many of those areas, the land subsides because of water pumping, gas, and oil extraction, soft soils or peat compaction and additional building load. On the other hand, there are terrains where the mining of raw materials is or was lately active. Mining is one the most important factors of subsidence, sinkholes, and other related damage. It can affect buildings and infrastructure, threatening and decreasing quality of life. In any area transformed by human activity, the ground movements should also be considered. New ideas in modeling approach development, rock mechanics, and civil engineering have emerged in many countries. Novel measurement technics, sensors, and expanding availability of remote sensing data pushes the monitoring of land subsidence towards new possibilities.
This Special Issue of Applied Sciences is intended for specialists and an interdisciplinary audience and covers recent advances in the following topics:
- Land subsidence innovative monitoring technologies and untypical case studies
- Prediction of land subsidence: case studies for different kind of raw materials
- Modeling: new and improved approaches, parametrization, accuracy, and reliability
Prof. Ryszard Hejmanowski
Prof. Pietro Teatini
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- land subsidence
- sea-level rise
- rock mechanics
- remote sensing
- risk assessment