Hydrological monitoring and prediction of shallow landslides through remote sensing observations



Rainfall-induced shallow landslides and floods are the most common and dangerous natural hazards, mainly due to their high temporal frequency, which causes fatalities and high economic damage worldwide. Climate changes will exacerbate this critical framework since an increase in extreme weather events is expected.


The objective of the project is the development of integrated hydrological-hydraulic model to predict shallow landslides occurrence, based on a multidisciplinary study involving hydrologists, geotechnical engineers, agronomists and geologists. The model will help in monitoring and modeling soil moisture conditions exploiting remote sensing and ground observations..