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Special Issue on Earth Observations for Geohazards

Geohazards, such as volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides and land subsidence, claim hundreds of lives and cause huge economic losses every year. In the last few decades, rapidly-developing Earth observation (EO) techniques have been widely used in the investigation, monitoring, early warning and assessment of geohazards. For example, satellites and air and ground-based sensors, coupled with advanced processing techniques and algorithms, provide new means to investigate these hazards. For this special issue, we welcome innovative applications and methods of remote sensing, case studies, and applications and models concerning the use of EO methods.

Topics Covered

Themes include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Reviews on Earth observations and/or geohazards
  • Earthquakes
  • Landslides
  • Crustal deformation
  • Subsidence
  • Infrastructure stability
  • Data processing algorithms
  • Earth observation big data
  • Damage assessment
  • Early warning

Important Deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 31 December 2021

Submission Instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online; please select “VSI: Earth Observations for Geohazards” on submission.

Guest Editors

  • Associate Professor Yongsheng Li, National Institute of Natural Hazards (NINH), Ministry of Emergency Management of China, China. Email: yongshengli@ninhm.ac.cn
  • Associate Professor Wanpeng Feng, School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, China. Email: fengwp5@sysu.edu.cn
  • Professor Keren Dai, State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection (SKLGP), Chengdu University of Technology, China. Email: daikeren17@cdut.edu.cn
  • Associate Professor Ruya Xiao, School of Earth Science and Engineering, Hohai University, China. Email: ruya.xiao@hhu.edu.cn
  • Professor Wenliang Jiang, National Institute of Natural Hazards (NINH), Ministry of Emergency Management of China, China. Email: jiang_wenliang@163.com
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