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Modelling of fast landslides

“Modelling of fast landslides” is a special issue dealing with the recent enhancements and trends for the modelling of fast landslides, which represent a major threat for exposed structures and populations. The principal topics of this special issue will relate to: initiation of slides, flowslides, debris flows, hypeconcentrated flows and similar phenomena like lahars; propagation of all these phenomena; deposition analysis with special reference to impacts on reservoirs and potential for landslide dam; physical modelling or experimental investigation.

Edited by: Sabatino Cuomo, Zeljko Arbanas


  1. Content type: Research

    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

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    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

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  3. 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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    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

    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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