Special Issues

There six special issues are open for accepting submission now. The details of each issue are listed as follows:

● Geo-disasters in loess region

Guest editors:

  • Prof. Tonglu Li, Chang’an University, China
  • Prof. Tonglu Li, Chang’an University, China

This special issue is a package of articles related to the geodisasters occurred in the loess region. The authors contribute to the up-to-date research achievement on the unsaturated properties of loess, the mechanism of loess landslide, the case study of other geodisasters as well as the countermeasures for the disaster control in the loess region.

Due date: Oct. 30, 2015

● Himalaya Geo-disasters

Guest editor:

  • Dr. Ranjan Kumar Dahal, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

This special issue represents the up-to-date research on geo-disasters in Himalaya region. The major aims and scope of this special issue will be (but not limited to): Landslides, glaciers and glaciers lake outburst Floods, earthquakes, Flash floods, Urban geo-risk, Geo-risk in the world heritage, Geo-disaster mitigation practices, Geomorphology and paleo-geo-disasters, low cost infrastructures and geo-disasters and so on in the Himalaya region.

Due date: Oct., 2015

● Post Geo-disasters of 2008.5.12 Mw8.0 Wenchuan Earthquake

Guest editor:

  • Prof. Qian-gong Cheng, Southwest Jiaotong University, China

This special issue represents the up-to-date research on geo-disasters triggered by Wenchuan earthquake. The major aims and scope of this special issue will be (but not limited to): Rock avalanches, landslide dam, earthquakes, flash floods, debris flow, geo-disaster mitigation practices, low cost infrastructures, and so on in the region strongly affected by Wenchuan earthquake.

Due date: Oct., 2015

● Landslide dams

Guest editors:

  • Prof. Nocola Casagli, University of Florence, Italy
  • Dr. Alexander Storm, Geodynamics Research Center, Russia
  • Dr. Xuanmei Fan, United Nations Institute for Training and Research, Switzerland
  • Prof. Hans-Balder Havenith, University of Liege, Belgium

This special issue represents the up-to-date research on geo-disasters associated with formation, evolution and breach of landslide dams. The major aims and scope of this special issue will be: Landslide dam- classification; geological and geomorphic conditions favorable for damming of rivers by landslides and for their preservation or failure; short and long term effects of landslide dams, including dam-break flood prediction and simulation, and river sediment flux changes as well as river morphological evolution of rivers; measures aimed to prevent or mitigate negative effects of the phenomena in question; case studies including geological, geophysical characterizations of landslide dams and related features.

Due date: Oct., 2015

● Water-related Geoenvironmental Disasters under Influences of Climate Change and Human Activities

Guest editor:

  • Prof. Bin He, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, China

This special series collect the articles from the research on water-related Geoenvironmental Disasters. It publishes some key contributions from different aspects of water-related Geoenvironmental Disasters including flood, water pollution, extreme weather, etc. The series continues with further articles dealing with water-related Geoenvironmental Disasters.

Due date: Oct. 15, 2015

● GIS-Based Hazards Mapping and Modeling for Sustainable Geoenvironment

Guest editor:

  • Dr. Saied Pirasteh, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Prof. Jonathan Li, University of Waterloo, Canada

This special issue tries to represent state-of-the-art in emerging technologies for mitigation, prepradenss and loss reduction by developing various GIS-based models for sustainable geoenvironment. The major aims and scope of this special issue will be (but not limited to): New generation of earth observation systems for natural hazard monitoring, UAV-based monitoring for immediate hazard mapping and damage assessment, Laser scanning for 3D indoors modeling and evacuation simulations, Web based multidimensional GIS for disaster risk management, Multisensor integration for monitoring marine disasters (i.e. oil spill, tsunamis, tornados, red tide), Terrestrial meteorological disasters (i.e. floods, snowstorm, drought, etc.), Monitoring and managing geological disasters (i.e. landslides, debris flow, earthquakes) , Intelligent mobile sensor networks for agricultural and ecological disasters, Mobile mapping for transportation emergency response and disaster management, Remote sensing data processing and analysis techniques in natural disasters monitoring, New geospatial technologies in early warning, forecasting and monitoring of natural hazard chains, Public participation GIS for emergency warning, preparedness and planning.

Due date: May, 2015