Special Issue "Earth Observations for Geohazards"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2016)
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Prof. Roberto Tomás
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Alicante, Campus de San Vicente del Raspeig, s/n, 03080, Alicante, Spain
Interests: landslides; land subsidence; geohazards; infrastructures; remote sensing; EO techniques
Geohazards cause enormous human and economic losses and disruption, which continue to grow worldwide. Earthquakes represent one of the most devastating geohazards in terms of human suffering and economic damage, but a major cause of casualties, infrastructural damage, and economic losses, is the secondary hazard of landslides. Volcanic eruptions also represent a significant proportion of geohazards, and major eruptions can modulate regional or global atmospheric composition and climate in detrimental ways. Land subsidence due to anthropogenic processes, such as extraction of groundwater, gas, oil, and coal, is another worldwide geohazard that affects wide areas, causing infrastructure damage and increasing flood risk. Earth Observations (EO) from space and aircraft, combined with complementary terrestrial observations and with physical models, have been used to monitor geohazards and are revolutionizing our understanding of how the Earth system works. An important aspect of space-based (and airborne) EO is that we can investigate areas in which ground observations are not possible due to physical or political constraints.
This Special Issue invites innovative EO methods and applications on monitoring and modeling geohazards. Submissions are encouraged to cover a broad range of topics, which may include, but are not limited to, the following activities:
• EO algorithm development, automation, implementation, and validation
• EO for crustal deformation and earthquake cycle
• EO and landslide hazards
• remote sensing volcano activities
• the use of EO for investigating fracking
• EO for mining subsidence
• groundwater related subsidence from EO
• EO and geohazard damage assessment
Prof. Zhenhong Li
Dr Roberto Tomas
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- SAR processing
- time series analysis
- Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)
- volcanic eruption
- mining subsidence
- groundwater-related subsidence
- damage assessment