su richiesta di Roberto Iannucci, vi invio il messaggio relativo allo Special Issue di Geosciences dal titolo "Seismic monitoring and investigations for landslide processes".
Landslides are one of the major natural hazards, causing large human and economic losses worldwide. In recent decades, significant efforts have been made by the scientific community to develop tools contributing to managing landslide processes threatening human settlements, strategic infrastructures, or cultural heritages. Several state-of-the-art publications on landslides are based on the application of seismic approaches as they are indirect methods with high cost-effectiveness especially if coupled with engineering geological methods. In general, seismic methods are applied to landslides with two main purposes: i) characterise the landslide-involved material properties and ii) monitor the evolution of the gravity-induced instability process. The approaches aimed at the first purpose use passive and active seismic techniques taking advantage of the different physical and mechanical properties of the slope portion involved in the landslide process with respect to the stable areas and derive parameters useful to identify areas prone to gravity-induced instability, as well as to contribute to the evaluation of slope stability conditions. The approaches aimed at the second purpose use specific methods based on recording and analysis of vibrational signal generated by the unstable slope portion during the landslide process progressing in the perspective of recognising precursors of an incoming instability.
In light of this, the Special Issue “Seismic monitoring and investigations for landslide processes” of Geosciences encourages the submission of high-quality publications concerning landslide monitoring and characterisation by seismic approaches. Papers in the fields of applied geophysics, applied seismology, engineering geology, and geotechnics that propose innovative or integrated seismic approaches for monitoring or investigating landslides, as well as results from relevant case studies, are welcome.
Dr. Roberto Iannucci
Prof. Dr. Salvatore Martino
Dr. Emanuele Colica
Dr. Sebastiano D’Amico