This is the "Guest editorial" of a Special Issue of the journal Geomorphology which includes 14 papers dealing with landslides selected from two conferences of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG): the Regional Conference held in Brasov, Romania, in September 2008 and the Seventh International Conference celebrated in Melbourne, Australia, in July 2009. The Regional Conference, under the theme "Landslides, floods and global environmental change in mountain regions", was organized in a classic landslide area, the Carpathian Mountains.The articles covers a wide geographical and thematic canvas, with a special flavour from Eastern Europe derived from the IAG Regional Conference held in Romania. The study areas include all the major continents with the exception of North America. Eight papers from Europe (Andorra, Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland) deal with a wide diversity of topics; magnitude and frequency relationships in the Pyrenees, paleoenvironmental record of landslide activity in the Carpathians, slope instability in glacialacustrine clays in the Estonian coastal plain, landslide characterization in the Bohemian Massif, susceptibility mapping in Romania, mapping and assessment of debris-flow sediment sources in the Swiss Alps, and shallow slides and trenching applied to large landslides in a reservoir in the Pyrenees. Two papers deal with a catastrophic rock slide-avalanche in Japan. There is a paper on the interaction between large dam-forming landslides and fluvial activity in the deepest valley in the world located in Nepal. An article from Venezuela documents very large landslides associated with the Boconó Fault in the Andes. A paper reviews blanket peat landslides in subantartic islands. Finally, one paper discusses the relative role played by climate change and human activity on landslide activity, with numerous examples from New Zealand.The Guest Editorial, beside outlining the main content of each papers, highlights the recent advances in landslide investigation.
Recent advances in landslide investigation: Issues and perspectives / F., Gutiérrez; Soldati, Mauro; F., Audemard; D., Balteanu. - In: GEOMORPHOLOGY. - ISSN 0169-555X. - STAMPA. - 124(2010), pp. 95-101.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Titolo:||Recent advances in landslide investigation: Issues and perspectives.|
|Autore/i:||F., Gutiérrez; Soldati, Mauro; F., Audemard; D., Balteanu|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.10.020|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000285131500001|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-78349287756|
|Citazione:||Recent advances in landslide investigation: Issues and perspectives / F., Gutiérrez; Soldati, Mauro; F., Audemard; D., Balteanu. - In: GEOMORPHOLOGY. - ISSN 0169-555X. - STAMPA. - 124(2010), pp. 95-101.|
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