A section of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).
This section of “Geosciences” is dedicated to the publication of pure, experimental, or applied research that aims to advance methodologies, technologies, expertise, and capabilities to detect, characterize, monitor, and model natural hazards and assess their associated risks.
We are aware that geoscientific research has reached a high degree of specialization, and we want to analyze the state-of-the-art and most recent achievements. Nevertheless, from a holistic perspective, we acknowledge that this is a multi-disciplinary research realm.
Therefore, this section is open to geoscientific studies of natural hazards via ground investigations, in situ instrumentations and remote sensing, and methodological papers for modelling and forecasting, as well as cross-cutting articles dealing with the different aspects of hazard assessment and management. These encompass hazard mitigation, emergency management, post-disaster recovery, the scientific communication of hazards, and capacity building.
The focus is on hazards that are predominantly associated with natural processes and phenomena, including environmental, geological or geophysical, hydro-meteorological, atmospheric, climatological, oceanographic, and biological hazards. However, we are also interested in research investigating the role played by human action in (co-)triggering natural hazards and/or exacerbating their impact on the environment.
Furthermore, we welcome submissions on natural hazards that display slow kinematics and increasingly manifest in time (for example land subsidence), or require long-term observations and measurements to be detected and characterized, as well as on hazards with an abrupt onset or that quickly spread and affect large areas.
Following special issues within this section are currently open for submissions:
- Interdisciplinary Geosciences Perspectives of Tsunami Volume 3 (Deadline: 31 July 2020)
- Analysis and Prediction of Rainfall-Induced Landslides in a Changing Environment (Deadline: 31 July 2020)
- Geomorphological and Sedimentological Imprints of Storm Events (Deadline: 31 August 2020)
- Electromagnetic and Radon Pre-earthquake Precursors (Deadline: 31 August 2020)
- Landslides and Granular Flows on Earth (Deadline: 30 September 2020)
- Geo-Hydrological Risks Management (Deadline: 30 September 2020)
- Recent Advances in Remote Sensing Techniques for Natural Hazard Analysis (Deadline: 20 October 2020)
- Marine Geohazards: From Geological Background to Seafloor Expression and Potential Risk Assessment (Deadline: 30 October 2020)
- The November 23rd, 1980 Irpinia-Lucania, Southern Italy Earthquake: Insights and Reviews 40 Years Later (Deadline: 30 October 2020)
- Natural and Artificial Unsaturated Soil Slopes (Deadline: 30 October 2020)
- Assessment of Natural Risk Phenomena Susceptibility Using Novel Analysis Algorithms Combined with GIS Techniques (Deadline: 27 November 2020)
- Scientific Assessment of Recent Natural Hazard Events (Deadline: 15 December 2020)
- Detecting Geospace Perturbations Caused by Earth (Deadline: 20 December 2020)
- Seismically Induced Multi-Hazards (Deadline: 31 December 2020)
- Rock Fall Hazard and Risk Assessment (Deadline: 31 December 2020)
- Liquefaction Risk Assessment: Historical Earthquakes and Future Damage Scenarios (Deadline: 31 December 2020)
- Geospatial Analysis for Disaster Risk Monitoring and Assessment (Deadline: 28 February 2021)