Special Issue "Landslide and Volcanoes: Recent Advances in Process Understanding"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Earth Observation for Emergency Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2023 | Viewed by 210

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Anja Dufresne
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Guest Editor
Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, RWTH-Aachen University, 52064 Aachen, Germany
Interests: landslide dynamics; landslide dams; volcanic debris avalanches; sedimentology; grain shapes
Prof. Dr. Nicole Richter
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Guest Editor
Teaching and Research Area Neotectonics and Natural Hazards, RWTH-Aachen University, 52064 Aachen, Germany
Interests: volcano edifice evolution and stability; geohazards; volcanic hazard assessment; satellite geodesy for volcano deformation monitoring; geomorphology; landscape evolution and landscape archiving

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Remote sensing data and technologies are becoming ever more sophisticated, higher in spatial and temporal resolution, and better in accessibility. These improvements facilitate new applications and expand our ability to investigate the processes that govern or influence Earth (near-)surface dynamics.

To this Special Issue, we invite contributions that apply remote sensing techniques in order to study landslides and volcanoes with a focus on understanding the processes that shape volcanic landforms, cause (rock or volcano) slopes to fail, and help identify and understand landslide runout and distribution. We are especially inviting cross-disciplinary research, for example, the application of methods developed in the field of volcanology to the investigation of rock slopes and landslides (or vice versa), and we also look forward to receiving studies of process coupling, cascade effects, and triggering. Furthermore, we welcome papers on the development of new techniques or on innovative applications of well-established methods, as well as on the combination of field (or laboratory) and remote sensing methods.

We would particularly like to encourage emerging scientists across disciplines who are focused on understanding processes such as:

  • Slope failure in rock, soil, or volcanic materials ;
  • Landslide propagation and debris distribution;
  • Volcanic intrusions or eruptions with associated flank instability;
  • Volcano edifice stability and mass wasting;
  • Process coupling and cascade effects.

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions. Please do not hesitate to contact us in advance with any questions you may have or ideas you would like to discuss.

Dr. Anja Dufresne
Prof. Dr. Nicole Richter
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • landslides
  • volcanoes
  • slope failure
  • volcano edifice stability
  • process understanding
  • volcanic debris avalanches

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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