Special Issue "Mapping and Monitoring of Geohazards"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).
Interests: earth observation; geohazards; mineral exploration; geological remote sensing; ground deformation; InSAR; LiDAR; hyperspectral; geophysics
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Interests: natural hazards; landslides; Synthetic Aperture Radar; InSAR; geodesy
Geohazards affected approximately 3.5 million people in 2018, according to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT), and continue to impose a significant financial burden on global nations in responding to such phenomena. The impact of geohazards can be reduced with a clearer understanding of the risks they pose. One way of achieving this is through enhanced knowledge of both where and when potential geohazards are likely to occur.
There is a now wide array of Earth Observation (EO) spaceborne, airborne and ground-based sensors, encompassing different spatial–temporal resolutions and characteristics of the phenomena, to support scientists and engineers in the mapping and monitoring of geohazards. However, the increasing trend in the quantity and accessibility of data acquired using these sensors has also generated new challenges with regards to their exploitation. These include overcoming issues related to the transfer, storage and processing demands of taking full advantage of the large archives of multi-sensor EO data.
This Special Issue encourages submissions that showcase the broad range of applications of EO sensors and processing techniques to the mapping and monitoring of geohazards, including, but not limited to, those associated with:
- Ground subsidence
- Induced seismicity
Dr. Stephen Grebby
Dr. Alessandro Novellino
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- ground deformation
- induced seismicity
- Earth Observation
- remote sensing
- big data