Multidimensional approach to natural instabilities in mountain areas: how geomorphometry can improve both hazard modelling and risk perception

TitleMultidimensional approach to natural instabilities in mountain areas: how geomorphometry can improve both hazard modelling and risk perception
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsGiardino, Marco, Luigi Perotti, Walter Alberto, and Sara Ratto
Secondary AuthorsJasiewicz, Jaroslaw, Zbigniew Zwoliński, Helena Mitasova, and Tomislav Hengl
Book TitleGeomorphometry for Geosciences
Pagination177 - 180
PublisherBogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań - Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation
CityPoznań, Poland
ISBN Number978-83-7986-059-3
Abstract

On going climatic and environmental changes have increasing impacts on infrastructure and human activities within mountain areas. Improvements are needed for both accurate hazards modelling and targeted risks management through diffusion of scientific results. By means of the application of a multidimensional approach (local, regional) to natural hazards and risks case studies of the European Alps, the paper shows the strategic roles played by geomorphometric tools and methods (accurate DEM derived data and targeted geomatics analytical tools) for both enhanced accuracy of models of diverse geoenvironmental processes and improved knowledge on natural hazards and awareness on natural risks in mountain areas.

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