Special Issue "Natural Disasters Occurrence, Reduction, and Restoration in Mountain Regions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.
Interests: sediment transport; soil erosion and scour; dam breach; landslides; vegetation restoration; eco-hydrology; disaster mitigation
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Mountain regions are critical because of their diverse geological conditions, dynamic changes, and the multiple natural hazards that often occur. Mountains are high-risk environments that can experience a variety of natural hazards since initiated hazards often trigger secondary, cascading hazards, having a significant impact not only on the area of occurrence but often also on up- and downstream regions. High economic loss and human casualties are caused by geophysical (rockfalls, earthquakes, volcanic activities), hydrological (floods, avalanches, dammed-lake outbursts), and sediment-related hazards (landslides, driftwood, debris/mud flows, surface erosion). Under the impacts of global warming and climate change, spatiotemporal patterns of rainfall and other weather events have become more unevenly distributed, often with a more extreme magnitude and/or intensity of events. The complexity of mountain regions and the continued changes in climate and land use have made it more challenging to predict mountainous hazards and their impacts on communities. Based on the countless efforts made worldwide on natural hazards in mountain regions, tight international collaboration is strongly needed to answer questions related to causes of disasters, monitoring of hazardous phenomena, predicting disasters, and effective reduction of hazardous consequences.
Prof. Dr. Su-Chin Chen
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- disasters caused by dammed-lake outbursts and driftwood, debris/mud flows
- disasters caused by landslides and rockslides
- disasters caused by seasonal floods and surface erosions
- the relationships between natural hazards and climate change
- strategy from natural disasters to restoration
- stream ecosystem services and nature-based solutions
- disaster-resilient community and rural regeneration