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  1. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    In 2015, Geoenvironmental Disasters published 26 articles. Besides the appreciation to the authors who contributed their works to the journal, we want to express our sincere acknowledgement to the referees, wh...

    Authors: Fawu Wang

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:30

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  2. Content type: Research

    Landslides hazard analyses entail a scale-dependent approach in order to mitigate accordingly the damages and other negative consequences at the respective scales of occurrence. Medium or large scale landslide...

    Authors: Byron Quan Luna, Jan Blahut, Theo van Asch, Cees van Westen and Melanie Kappes

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:29

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  3. Content type: Research

    Indonesia is one of the most earthquake prone countries in the world. More than 14,000 earthquakes of magnitude greater than 5 occurred in Indonesia between 1897 and 2009. Earthquakes are a major cause of slop...

    Authors: Aditya Saputra, Christopher Gomez, Danang Sri Hadmoko and Junun Sartohadi

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:27

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  4. Content type: Research

    Large landslides triggered by rainfall and floods were registered on both sides of the Rječina River Valley, near City of Rijeka, in Croatia, where numerous instability phenomena in the past 250 years have bee...

    Authors: Sanja Dugonjić Jovančević, Josip Peranić, Igor Ružić and Željko Arbanas

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:26

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  5. Content type: Research

    It is essential for residents to understand ground disaster and improve disaster prevention awareness, because natural disasters have occurred frequently in recent years. In this study, nondestructive unsatura...

    Authors: Hiroaki Fujimori, Kohei Araki, Keiichi Masutani, Hiroshi Kumagai, Hajime Sakamoto and Hiroshi Onishi

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:28

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  6. Content type: Research

    Since hurricane Katrina, developer and planners are looking at a tools and sustainable ways to minimize vulnerabilities in events of disasters especially along the coast. In this setting, remote sensing and Ge...

    Authors: Yaw A. Twumasi, Edmund C. Merem and Tomas Ayala-Silva

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:25

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  7. Content type: Research

    The 2016 Kumamoto earthquake triggered many fast landslides in Kyushu Region, Japan, which caused great damages and increased difficulty of rescue after the earthquake. The post-failure behavior analysis of th...

    Authors: Zili Dai, Fawu Wang, Yu Huang, Kun Song and Akinori Iio

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:24

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  8. Content type: Research

    This study explores some possible impacts that climate change could have in regional scale landslide early warning systems based on rainfall thresholds. The early warning system of the Emilia Romagna region (I...

    Authors: Samuele Segoni, Ascanio Rosi, Daniela Lagomarsino, Riccardo Fanti and Nicola Casagli

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:21

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  9. Content type: Research

    In the recent past, several efforts have been made by a number of researchers to measure anomalous emanations of geo-gases in seismic prone regions of the world and radon has been the most preferred geo-gas as...

    Authors: Sanjay Singh, Hari Prasad Jaishi, Raghavendra Prasad Tiwari and Ramesh Chandra Tiwari

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:22

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  10. Content type: Research

    Land degradation is considered a serious social, economic, and environmental issue in all parts of the world. The fight against this deleterious phenomenon is now an international priority. The mapping of land...

    Authors: Mohammadreza Rezvani, Hassanali Faraji Sabokbar, Shahabeddin Taghipour Javi and Hossein Nasiri

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:20

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  11. Content type: Methodology

    The purposes of this study is to create a landslide susceptibility map (LSM) for Lompobattang Mountain area in Indonesia. The foot of the Lompobattang Mountain area suffered flash flood and landslides in 2006,...

    Authors: Abdul Rachman Rasyid, Netra P. Bhandary and Ryuichi Yatabe

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:19

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  12. Content type: Methodology

    Landslide size distribution is widely found to obey a negative power law with a rollover in the smaller size, and has been exploited by many researchers to inspect landside physics or to assess landslide erosi...

    Authors: Langping Li, Hengxing Lan and Yuming Wu

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:18

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  13. Content type: Research

    Structures such as faults, joints and fractures of diverse patterns have acted as precursors of several slope instability cases within the Benue Trough Nigeria. In some cases, the structures by their nature we...

    Authors: Ogbonnaya Igwe and Ikenna Anthony Okonkwo

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:17

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  14. Content type: Research

    There is a very high uncertainty in the future climate change in the Himalayas and few studies has been carried out towards predicting future climate scenario in the Nepal Himalayas. In this study, climate cha...

    Authors: Dibesh Khadka and Dinesh Pathak

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:15

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  15. Content type: Research

    Despite a position along the passive margin of Africa, the Moroccan Atlantic coast is under the influence of the tsunami threat from earthquakes triggered along the Nubia-Eurasia plate boundary. Along Tangier,...

    Authors: Hajar El Talibi, Said El Moussaoui, Mohamed Najib Zaghloul, Khadija Aboumaria, Patrick Wassmer and Jean Luc Mercier

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:14

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  16. Content type: Research

    This work describes current research being conducted in the Phewa watershed, near Pokhara in Nepal’s Middle hills, a moist sub-tropical zone with the highest amount of annual rainfall in Nepal (4,500–5,000 mm)...

    Authors: Geoffroy Leibundgut, Karen Sudmeier-Rieux, Sanjaya Devkota, Michel Jaboyedoff, Marc-Henri Derron, Ivanna Penna and Liliane Nguyen

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:13

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  17. Content type: Research

    Slope stability issue in red clay slopes during rainfall is one among the serious geoenvironmental disasters in China. In order to investigate the effect of long duration rainstorm on red-clay slopes, studies ...

    Authors: Kaixi Xue, Beena Ajmera, Binod Tiwari and Yanxiang Hu

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:12

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  18. Content type: Research

    Flood is one of the most destructive natural disasters of climate change effects in West Africa. Flood risk occurrence is a combination of natural and anthropogenic factors, which calls for a better understand...

    Authors: Jean Homian Danumah, Samuel Nii Odai, Bachir Mahaman Saley, Joerg Szarzynski, Michael Thiel, Adjei Kwaku, Fernand Koffi Kouame and Lucette You Akpa

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:10

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  19. Content type: Research

    This paper reviews the classical and some particular factors contributing to earthquake-triggered landslide activity. This analysis should help predict more accurately landslide event sizes, both in terms of p...

    Authors: Hans-Balder Havenith, Almaz Torgoev, Anika Braun, Romy Schlögel and Mihai Micu

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:6

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  20. Content type: Short report

    The 2015.4.25 Gorkha earthquake affected about eight million people in Nepal. Most injuries and loss of life were due to building collapse and damage. This work aims to investigate the topographical and geolog...

    Authors: Fawu Wang, Masakatsu Miyajima, Ranjan Dahal, Manita Timilsina, Tonglu Li, Makoto Fujiu, Yohei Kuwada and Quanli Zhao

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:7

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  21. Content type: Short report

    The initial investigation analysed the complex Rampac Grande slope deformation from April 2009 (Landslides 8(3):309-320, 2011). The primary research in 2009 also identified an unrealistic explanation (raw mine...

    Authors: Vít Vilímek, Jan Klimeš and Marco Torres Zapata

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:5

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:16

  22. Content type: Research

    Natural hazards have had significant impacts on life, livelihood and property in the mountain regions. Hazards identification in high mountain areas involved intensive and lengthy fieldwork and mapping with th...

    Authors: Abhay S. Prasad, Bindhy W. Pandey, Walter Leimgruber and Ripu M. Kunwar

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:3

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  23. Content type: Research

    Disasters like earthquakes and flood cause enormous loss of lives and property in Nepal frequently. However, during such events particular types of houses are found to be more resilient than common types of ho...

    Authors: Dipendra Gautam, Jyoti Prajapati, Kuh Valencia Paterno, Krishna Kumar Bhetwal and Pramod Neupane

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2016 3:1

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  24. Content type: Research

    Kano Plains, Kisumu County, Kenya experiences more severe river floods which is slow onset and predictable. The cost of annual relief and rehabilitation measures in Kano Plains alone is estimated at Kshs 57 mi...

    Authors: Joyce Okayo, Peter Odera and Stanley Omuterema

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:26

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  25. Content type: Research

    Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing the world today and future generations. A change in climate can alter the frequency and duration of drought especially in arid and semi-arid regions. This s...

    Authors: Atie Hosseinizadeh, Hesam SeyedKaboli, Heidar Zareie, Ali Akhondali and Babak Farjad

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:23

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The global mean temperature has risen by 0.85 °C from 1880 to 2012, and this increase may even accelerate in the future. The surface temperatures of large inland water bodies worldwide have been rapidly warmin...

    Authors: Xinyan Li, Lu Zhang, Guishan Yang, Hengpeng Li, Bin He, Yuwei Chen and Xuguang Tang

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:22

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  27. Content type: Database

    The study of past landslide dams and their consequences has gained a considerable significance for forecasting induced hydraulic risk on people and property.

    Authors: Carlo Tacconi Stefanelli, Filippo Catani and Nicola Casagli

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:21

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  28. Content type: Research article

    High-intensity rainfall struck the Northern Kyushu area of Japan between 11 and 14 July 2012. This heavy rainfall triggered many shallow landslides, especially on the northeastern rim of Aso caldera, leading t...

    Authors: Hufeng Yang, Fawu Wang, Vít Vilímek, Kiminori Araiba and Shiho Asano

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:20

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  29. Content type: Methodology

    Estimating the magnitude and intensity of landslides is a fundamental requirement in quantitatively evaluating the risks involved, and preparing a mitigation strategy. Though the physics-based dynamic model of...

    Authors: Wei Liu, Siming He and Xinpo Li

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:19

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  30. Content type: Short report

    The Shanshucao landslide is a bedding landslide in the Three Gorges Reservoir. This landslide had not been subject to obvious deformation in the past, nor had it been included in the list of geologic hazards p...

    Authors: Bolin Huang, Wangjun Zheng, Zuzhan Yu and Guangning Liu

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:18

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  31. Content type: Research article

    In the early morning of 20 August 2014, a high-intensity/low-duration rainstorm occurred in Hiroshima City, in southwest Japan. Within 3 h, the rainfall exceeded 200 mm, which is more than twice the monthly-av...

    Authors: Fawu Wang, Ying-Hsin Wu, Hufeng Yang, Yuta Tanida and Atsushi Kamei

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:17

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  32. Content type: Editorial

    Launched in 2014, Geoenvironmental Disasters was already highly successful in its first year. Besides the appreciation to the authors who contributed their works to the journal, we want to express our sincere ...

    Authors: Fawu Wang

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:16

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Typhoon Wipha struck Izu Oshima Island on 16 October 2013, bringing heavy rainfall. It triggered widespread landslides on the western slopes of Izu Oshima Island, and caused significant loss of life and seriou...

    Authors: Hufeng Yang, Fawu Wang and Masakatsu Miyajima

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:15

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  34. Content type: Research article

    In the last decades, everal runoff-erosion models have been proposed to estimate soil erosion, which may lead to loss of fertile land and increase sedimentation and pollution in water bodies. Physically-based ...

    Authors: Camilo Allyson Simões de Farias, Ulisses Alencar Bezerra and José Adalberto da Silva Filho

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:14

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The blast- and earth-fill dam of the Kambarata 2 hydropower station is situated in the seismically active Central Tien Shan region of the Kyrgyz Republic. More than 70% of the dam volume was produced during a ...

    Authors: Hans-Balder Havenith, Isakbek Torgoev, Almaz Torgoev, Alexander Strom, Yuan Xu and Tomas Fernandez-Steeger

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:11

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The impacts of climate change on streamflow in the Wujiang River watershed of Guizhou Province, Southwest China, were investigated by using a monthly distributed hydrological model and the two–parameter climat...

    Authors: Nianxiu Qin, Junneng Wang, Xi Chen, Guishan Yang and Haoyuan Liang

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:10

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  37. Content type: Methodology

    Database construction for landslide factors (slope, aspect, profile curvature, plan curvature, lithology, land use, distance from lineament & distance from river) and landslide inventory map is an important st...

    Authors: Matebie Meten, Netra PrakashBhandary and Ryuichi Yatabe

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:9

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