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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Short report

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

  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Database

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  15. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Editorial

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  23. Sikkim Himalaya is under consistent distress due to landslides. Abrupt thrust on infrastructure development in the valley regions of Sikkim Himalaya has led to a need for a prior planning to face landslide haz...

    Authors: Rathinam Anbalagan, Rohan Kumar, Kalamegam Lakshmanan, Sujata Parida and Sasidharan Neethu

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:6

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Nepal is highly vulnerable to natural disasters. A high proportion of the national GDP is lost every year in landslides, floods, and many other forms of disasters. A high number of human casualties and loss of...

    Authors: Gangalal Tuladhar, Ryuichi Yatabe, Ranjan Kumar Dahal and Netra Prakash Bhandary

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:5

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Extreme climate events leading to tremendous life and property losses, environmental degradation, have recently received increased attention. It is applied to a data set consisting of 116 weather station recor...

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

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:4

    Content type: Research article

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  26. In recent years, the meteorological extreme events have caused the direct economic losses and human mortality increased significantly. While there has been a paucity of information regarding trends in meteoro...

    Authors: Meihua Wu, Yaning Chen, Huaijun Wang and Guili Sun

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:3

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Support vector machine (SVM) modeling is a machine-learning-based method. It involves a training phase with associated input and a predicting phase with target output decision values. In recent years, the meth...

    Authors: Suhua Zhou and Ligang Fang

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2015 2:2

    Content type: Research article

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  28. On 21 February 2005 the Leuwigajah dumpsite, Bandung (Java, Indonesia) was affected by a large slide after heavy rainfalls. Second deadliest waste slide in history, it buried 71 houses and killed 143 people. A...

    Authors: Franck Lavigne, Patrick Wassmer, Christopher Gomez, Thimoty A Davies, Danang Sri Hadmoko, T Yan W M Iskandarsyah, JC Gaillard, Monique Fort, Pauline Texier, Mathias Boun Heng and Indyo Pratomo

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2014 1:10

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The 2008 Wenchuan earthquake triggered many rapid and long runout landslides, which directly caused great loss of property and human lives and were responsible for a large percentage of total damages caused by...

    Authors: Fawu Wang, Ping Sun, Lynn Highland and Qiangong Cheng

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2014 1:1

    Content type: Research

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  30. A large earthquake struck Padang Province, West Sumatra, Indonesia, at 17:16 on September 30, 2009. The earthquake had a moment magnitude of Mw 7.6, and triggered landslides in Tandikat, Padang Pariaman Regenc...

    Authors: Fikri Faris and Wang Fawu

    Citation: Geoenvironmental Disasters 2014 1:4

    Content type: Research article

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