Glossary of Terms on Landslide Hazard and Risk

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In the last decades much effort has been devoted to the development of methodologies for landslide hazard and risk assessment. Although there are a few available glossaries, a review of the literature published in international journals and conferences show that the terminologies used differ greatly or are unclear. In 2011, the Joint Technical Committee nº1 of the Federation of International Geo-Engineering Societies established a working group with the objective of preparing a standard glossary of terms relevant to landslide hazard and risk. The glossary aims at an international harmonization of terms and definitions with those used in associated disciplines (i.e. seismology, hydrology, dam safety) while taking into account the specificity of landslides. The glossary takes as starting point previous glossaries prepared by the ISSMGE TC32 and UNISDR.


Landslide Hazard Risk Glossary 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geotechnical Engineering and GeosciencesTechnical University of Catalonia-BarcelonaTechBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.Department of Geological SciencesUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand
  4. 4.Geodynamics Research CenterJSC Institute HydroprojectMoscowRussian Federation
  5. 5.Dipartimento di Strutture per l’Ingegneria e l’ArchitetturaUniversità di Napoli Federico IINaplesItaly
  6. 6.Norwegian Geotechnical InstituteOsloNorway
  7. 7.GeoRessources, UMR7359, CNRSUniversité de LorraineNancyFrance

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