About this Research Topic
The climate is the main driving factor of landslides evolution. Unlike other triggering causes, the climate factors can be well characterized in the past and also forecasted in a short and long-term period; of consequence, also the landslides evolution can be foreseen, as well as the linked trend-changes in landforms and the impacts on human life.
This topic is dedicated to research works on relationships between mass movements and direct or indirect climate influence, the climate change impact on landslides evolution and to the models devoted to understand the triggering mechanisms for these dangerous geomorphological phenomena in recent and Quaternary periods. The topic also includes the application of knowledge to develop operational tools or conceptual methodologies to predict the occurrence of landslides and to describe hazard scenarios.
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