Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Geohazards"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019
Dr. Matteo Del Soldato
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Florence, Via La Pira, 4 - 50121 Firenze, Italy
Interests: landslide mapping and monitoring; land subsidence; remote sensing data interpretation; geohazard monitoring; EO techniques
Dr. Gerardo Herrera
1) Earth Observation and Geohazards Expert Group (EOEG), EuroGeoSurveys, the Geological Surveys of Europe, Brussels, Belgium 2) Geohazards InSAR Laboratory and Modeling Group, Geological Survey of Spain (IGME), Alenza 1 28003, Madrid, Spain
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Interests: landslides; subsidence; urban geohazards; mapping; monitoring; InSAR; modelling and forecasting
Global climate change, jointly with growing world population, increases the probability of interaction between human settles and geohazards. Earthquakes, landslides, subsidence, floods and volcanoes, among others, often affect human settlements and damage structures and infrastructure causing important economic and social impacts. According to the International Disaster Database created by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), more than 14,000 worldwide relevant natural disasters occurred during the last century, causing casualties or requiring of international assistance. The use of Earth Observation (EO) techniques for monitoring and characterizing geohazards provides a new way to study these phenomena. The application of these techniques in this field has risen exponentially in the last decades. Remote sensing allows to efficiently retrieve relevant information worldwide of ground surfaces to investigate, characterize, monitor and model, as well as to prevent, geohazards. Furthermore, their wide coverage combined with their high accuracy and precision play an important role in their widespread use for different applications. Consequently, satellites constellations, air and ground platforms equipped with different sensors, e.g., optical camera, radar or LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging), coupled with advanced processing techniques and algorithms are one of the best ways to investigate geohazards. For this special issue, we encourage authors to submit contributions focused on innovative applications and methods on remote sensing, significant cases of study, applications and models concerning the use of one or a combination of next techniques (non-exhaustive list):
- SAR interferometry
Furthermore, submissions are encouraged to cover a broad range of topics, which may include, but are not limited to, the following geohazards and issues:
- CO2 storage
- infrastructure stability
- damage assessment
- early warning
Dr. Matteo Del Soldato
Prof. Dr. Roberto Tomas
Prof. Zhenhong Li
Dr. Gerardo Herrera
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- Natural hazards
- Remote sensing
- Earth Observation
- Ground Deformations