Special Issue "Research on Warning Models for Landslide and Debris Flow"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Hydrogeology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 27 May 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Chien-yuan Chen
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Guest Editor
Department of Civil and Water Engineering, National Chiayi University, Chiayi, Taiwan
Interests: landslide; slope stability analysis; geotechnical engineering; debris flow; pile foundation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The effects of global climate change has been causing numerous landslide disasters worldwide. The types of landslides include fall and toppling, slides (rotational and translational), flows, and creep. The triggering mechanisms of landslides are different from channelized debris flows (creek). The available warning models are not well separated for issuing the different trigger mechanisms of landslides. The purpose of this Special Issue of Water is focused on, but is not limited to, the effects of climate change on warning models for landslides and channelized debris flows by different rainfall characteristics. The Special Issue could improve the current literatures of warning models by considering the trend of climate change on the impacts of warnings for different types of landlsides.

Dr. Chien-yuan Chen
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • landslide
  • debris flow
  • rainfall threshold
  • warning model
  • climate change

Published Papers

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