Special Issue "Applications of Lidar and Photogrammetry in Monitoring Natural Hazards"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: geomorphology; geology; remote sensing; natural hazard; monitoring
Interests: geomatics; geomorphology; engineering geology; active tectonics; risk management
Every year, natural hazards have catastrophic impacts on environmental and anthropic systems throughout the world, causing huge economic loss and countless victims. Moreover, people and infrastructures are exposed to increasing levels of risk due to the effects of global climate change.
Spatially and temporally detailed monitoring is an essential basis for all strategies aimed at reducing the consequences of natural hazards. In recent decades, high-resolution topography data acquired by different remote sensing systems are becoming of primary importance in assessing and monitoring a wide spectrum of natural hazards. Among the available techniques, LIDAR and photogrammetry play a relevant role. A significant advantage of these techniques consists in the acquisition of dense and accurate terrain data with sensors mounted on different fixed and mobile platforms, allowing the integrated monitoring of topographically complex areas. In addition, recent technological advances, algorithm developments, and processing techniques can attain tridimensional high-resolution topography data at low cost, promoting their widespread utilization for natural hazard monitoring among the scientific community.
The goal of this Special Issue is to collect original research articles about LIDAR and photogrammetry applications in monitoring several categories of natural hazards. Authors are encouraged to submit articles that may include monitoring applications related to slope failures, erosion, floods, coastal processes, subsidence, ground deformation, earthquakes, volcanoes, wildfires, and glacier processes. Multi-hazard monitoring applications are considered strongly intriguing. Review papers and case studies about the integrated employment of LIDAR and photogrammetry techniques are particularly welcome.
Dr. Fabio Matano
Dr. Giuseppe Esposito
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