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  1. Earthquakes in liquefaction-prone areas are frequently followed by the settlement of surface structures due to subsoil liquefaction. This paper aims to study the influence of geosynthetics along with gravel us...

    Authors: Hendra Setiawan, Yuko Serikawa, Wataru Sugita, Hajime Kawasaki and Masakatsu Miyajima
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:22
  2. On 27–31th August 2018, the 16th International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction (ISGdR) has been held in Strasburg, France, focusing on the theme of “Global Strategy for Geo-disaster Reduction”. Through Key...

    Authors: Xiaoli Su, Miguel Clüsener-Godt and Fawu Wang
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:20
  3. Climate change and rising sea level will certainly lead to significant changes in the management of low-lying coastal areas in the coming decades. While the most recent studies in the field of coastal storms-r...

    Authors: Paul Durand, Brice Anselme, Stéphanie Defossez, Sylvain Elineau, Monique Gherardi, Lydie Goeldner-Gianella, Esméralda Longépée and Alexandre Nicolae-Lerma
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:19
  4. Monitoring coastal erosion and flooding in deltaic environment is a major challenge. The uncertainties associated with land based methods and remote sensing approaches affect the levels of accuracy, reliabilit...

    Authors: Kwasi Appeaning Addo, Philip-Neri Jayson-Quashigah, Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe and Francisca Martey
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:17
  5. This study analyzes individuals’ perceptions of areas exposed to coastal flooding at a local level using sketch mapping methodology. In this way, 318 individuals were surveyed in four coastal municipalities in...

    Authors: Marie Coquet, Denis Mercier and Ghozlane Fleury-Bahi
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:15
  6. Unlike the studies undertaken on agricultural and hydrological sectors, focused climate change vulnerability researches in urban centers in Ethiopia is not widely available and of recent history. However, as m...

    Authors: Getnet Feyissa, Gete Zeleke, Ephrem Gebremariam and Woldeamlak Bewket
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:14
  7. In Italy landslides are widespread natural phenomena causing a significant number of fatalities and huge economic losses throughout the country every year. Information on the spatial and temporal distribution ...

    Authors: Michele Calvello and Gaetano Pecoraro
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:13
  8. Landslides area controversial issue worldwide and cause a wide range of impacts on the socio-economic systems of the affected community. However, empirical studies of affected environments remain inadequate fo...

    Authors: E. N. C. Perera, D. T. Jayawardana, P. Jayasinghe, R. M. S. Bandara and N. Alahakoon
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:11
  9. Floods are the most common and most expensive natural hazard, and they are expected to become more frequent as the climate changes. This article presents research that used re/insurance catastrophe models to e...

    Authors: Jason Thistlethwaite, Andrea Minano, Jordan A. Blake, Daniel Henstra and Daniel Scott
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:8
  10. At the centre of smallholders’ adaptation is a need to understand their perceptions on key climatic scenarios so as to glean helpful information for key decision-making processes. In Kenya at the moment, downs...

    Authors: Harrison K. Simotwo, Stella M. Mikalitsa and Boniface N. Wambua
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:5
  11. The Dharamshala region of Kangra valley, India is one of the fastest developing Himalayan city which is prone to landslide events almost around the year. The development is going on a fast pace which calls for...

    Authors: Swati Sharma and Ambrish Kumar Mahajan
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:4
  12. During an earthquake, significant damage can result due to instability of the soil in the area affected by internal seismic waves. Liquefaction is known as one of the major causes of ground failure due to the ...

    Authors: Mehran Naghizadehrokni, Asskar Janalizadeh Choobbasti and Mohsen Naghizadehrokni
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:2
  13. We examined seven landslide dams and their changes over time in the Peace River region of Canada. These landslides had subchannel rupture surfaces in glacial and glaciolacustrine sediments. We assessed the sta...

    Authors: Brendan Miller, Anja Dufresne, Marten Geertsema, Nigel Atkinson, Heidi Evensen and David Cruden
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2018 5:1
  14. Rockfall events are one of the most dangerous phenomena that often cause several damages both to people and facilities. During recent years, the scientific community focused the attention at evaluating the eff...

    Authors: Teresa Gracchi, Alessia Lotti, Gilberto Saccorotti, Luca Lombardi, Massimiliano Nocentini, Francesco Mugnai, Giovanni Gigli, Marco Barla, Andrea Giorgetti, Francesco Antolini, Andrea Fiaschi, Luca Matassoni and Nicola Casagli
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:26
  15. The Atlantic Coast of Morocco is prone to tsunami inundation. Therefore, in this region, earthquake-induced tsunami hazard has been intensively investigated leading to the development of a number of coastal in...

    Authors: Said El Moussaoui, Rachid Omira, Mohamed Najib Zaghloul, Hajar El Talibi and Khadija Aboumaria
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:25
  16. On 25–30 August 2017, the 15th International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction has been held in Oki Islands, Matsue and Kyoto, Japan, focusing on the theme of “Global Strategy for Geo-disaster Reduction”. Throu...

    Authors: Zili Dai, Xilin Xia and Fawu Wang
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:21
  17. This paper expands the previous efforts by other researchers to present a quantitative and deterministic approach for terrain analysis. This study evaluates both spatial and temporal factors contributing lands...

    Authors: Saied Pirasteh and Jonathan Li
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:19
  18. Extreme rainfall events are enormously frequent and abrupt in tropical areas like the Jeju Island of South Korea, impacting the hydrological functions as well as the social and economic situation. Rainfall mag...

    Authors: Kanak Kanti Kar, Sung-Kee Yang, Jun-Ho Lee and Fahad Khan Khadim
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:18
  19. The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region being seismically active and sensitive to climate change is prone to glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF). The Lemthang Tsho GLOF breached in the evening of 28 July 2015 inn...

    Authors: Deo Raj Gurung, Narendra Raj Khanal, Samjwal Ratna Bajracharya, Karma Tsering, Sharad Joshi, Phuntsho Tshering, Lalit Kumar Chhetri, Yeshey Lotay and Tashi Penjor
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:17
  20. In 2016, Geoenvironmental Disasters published 29 scientific articles. Besides the appreciation to the authors who contributed their works to the journal, we want to express our sincere acknowledgement to the r...

    Authors: Fawu Wang
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:16
  21. In the last few decades, the development of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology has provided a method for the evaluation of landslide susceptibility and hazard. Slope units were found to be appro...

    Authors: H. B. Wang, J. M. Li, B. Zhou, Y. Zhou, Z. Q. Yuan and Y. P. Chen
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:15
  22. The Gorkha, Nepal Mw 7.8 earthquake of 25 April 2015 triggered a large number of coseismic landslides in a broad area. Two highways, Araniko Highway and Pasang Lhamu Highway, that connect Tibet of China and Ne...

    Authors: Chong Xu, Yingying Tian, Bengang Zhou, Hongliu Ran and Gaohu Lyu
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:14
  23. In April 2016, Kumamoto City, Japan, and its surroundings were hit by a sequence of strong and devastating earthquakes including two significant events, one on April 14th, 2016, at 21:26 JST (Mw6.2) and the other...

    Authors: Hendra Setiawan, Yuko Serikawa, Mitsuru Nakamura, Masakatsu Miyajima and Masaho Yoshida
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:13
  24. Strong earthquakes are among the prime triggering factors of landslides, which may block rivers, forming landslide dams. Some of these dams may pose serious threats to people and property due to upstream inund...

    Authors: Xuanmei Fan, Qiang Xu, Cees J. van Westen, Runqiu Huang and Ran Tang
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:12
  25. The Southeast of Yogyakarta City has had the heaviest damages to buildings in the 2006 of Yogyakarta Earthquake disaster. A moderate to strong earthquake of 6.3 Mw shook the 20 km southeast part of the Yogyaka...

    Authors: Aditya Saputra, Trias Rahardianto, Mohamad Dian Revindo, Ioannis Delikostidis, Danang Sri Hadmoko, Junun Sartohadi and Christopher Gomez
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:11
  26. The recent trend of increasing incidents of floods in Ethiopia is disrupting the livelihoods of a significant proportion of the country’s population. This study assesses the factors that shape the resilience a...

    Authors: Zerihun Berhane Weldegebriel and Befikadu Esayas Amphune
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:10
  27. The current availability of advanced remote sensing technologies in the field of landslide analysis allows for rapid and easily updatable data acquisitions, improving the traditional capabilities of detection,...

    Authors: Nicola Casagli, William Frodella, Stefano Morelli, Veronica Tofani, Andrea Ciampalini, Emanuele Intrieri, Federico Raspini, Guglielmo Rossi, Luca Tanteri and Ping Lu
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:9
  28. North Norway, the banks of the fjord Lyngen are highly exposed to a rockslide tsunami hazard. However, the local municipality believes that the coastal community is well-informed about the risk and ready to ev...

    Authors: Lydie Goeldner-Gianella, Delphine Grancher, Øystein Robertsen, Brice Anselme, Daniel Brunstein and Franck Lavigne
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:7
  29. The concepts of disaster risk reduction and disaster risk management involve the development, improvement, and application of policies, strategies, and practices to minimize disaster risks throughout society. ...

    Authors: Veronica Pazzi, Alessia Lotti, Paolo Chiara, Luca Lombardi, Massimiliano Nocentini and Nicola Casagli
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:6
  30. Rock avalanches are flow-like landslides that can travel at extremely rapid velocities and impact surprisingly large areas. The mechanisms that lead to the unexpected mobility of these flows are unknown and de...

    Authors: Jordan Aaron, Scott McDougall, Jeffrey R. Moore, Jeffrey A. Coe and Oldrich Hungr
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:5
  31. Tailings dams are made up of mining residue deposits, and they represent a high risk, in terms of mechanical instability. In the event of collapse, the tailings in such dams may be released and flow over long ...

    Authors: Marina Pirulli, Monica Barbero, Maddalena Marchelli and Claudio Scavia
    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2017 4:3