Effects of Groundwater and Surface Water on the Natural Geo-Hazards, 2nd Edition

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Hydrogeology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 100

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Department of Civil Engineering, School of Mechanics and Engineering Science, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China
Interests: engineering geology; geotechnical engineering; multifield coupled modeling; environmental geotechnics; frozen soil; soil improvement
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Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan
Interests: riverine floods; hydrodynamic models; flood hazard; flood impact; satellite remote sensing
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School of Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150090, China
Interests: frozen soil engineering; slope engineering; expansive unsaturated soil; geotechnical seismic engineering
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Key Laboratory of Mountain Hazards and Earth Surface Process, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, China
Interests: granular dynamics; numerical modeling; landslides; debris flows; slope stability
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School of Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150090, China
Interests: frozen soil engineering; railway engineering; geotechnical engineering; granular materials; constitutive model
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Geo-disasters, such as landslides, debris flows, rock collapses, floods, etc., are constant threats to the safety of people's lives and properties. Most geo-disasters are induced by a coupling interaction between geo-materials and geo-fluids, especially groundwater and surface water. Thus far, great efforts have been made in geo-disaster evaluation and accident prevention, but they still cannot be accurately forecasted. Therefore, geo-fluids make geo-disasters an extremely challenging problem.

To prevent potential damage, experiments and field monitoring are always included in the study of geo-disasters. However, the literature indicates that studies of these mechanisms remain inconclusive due to complex geological circumstances, environmental conditions, and inducing factors. Traditional theories of dynamic mechanics, analysis methods, and detecting technologies still lag behind engineering practice, and thus, hazard mechanisms must be determined. To this end, the urgent need for the detailed and systematic research on the effects of geo-fluids and hazard mechanisms is essential. This Special Issue aims to publish original research and review articles about the influence of geo-fluids and hazard mechanism analysis. In this Special Issue, experiments and field monitoring are encouraged, as well as numerical modeling. Papers submitted on new and emerging topics within the general discipline are also encouraged. We prefer comprehensive, innovative, and ground-breaking research findings. Thus, theoretical papers are welcome, and practice-oriented papers are particularly encouraged.

Dr. Xudong Zhang
Dr. Xudong Zhou
Dr. Shengyi Cong
Dr. Yiding Bao
Dr. Shuang Tian
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  • water modeling
  • soil–water interaction
  • rock–water interaction
  • geo-hazards
  • water-induced problems

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