Mass Movements

  • Mihai MicuEmail author
  • Marta Jurchescu
  • Ionuț Şandric
  • Mihai Ciprian Mărgărint
  • Zenaida Chiţu
  • Dana Micu
  • Roxana Ciurean
  • Viorel Ilinca
  • Mirela Vasile
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Romania represents one of Europe’s most active landslide hotspots. The importance of studying these phenomena is both fundamental (establishing the morphogenetic and morphodynamic frameworks) and applied (quantifying and predicting the potential losses inflicted by such processes). The analysis of agents–processes–forms can be directed toward predictive assessments through susceptibility–hazard–risk studies. The complexity of landslides conditioning factors as well as the available data in terms of quantity (multi-temporal and typological more or less complete landslide inventories) and quality (point and polygon-based inventories, uncertainties induced by the correlation between the used method and the working scale) are imposing local-to-regional and regional-to-national approaches, aiming to highlight, in a predictive manner (based either on heuristic, statistic, or probabilistic predictions) the spatial and temporal sequences more or less prone to future processes, as well as the potential consequences and their mitigation strategies.


Landslides Damages Inventory Susceptibility Hazards Risks Romania 



Part of the results presented within this chapter were supported by the European Project FP-7 CHANGES (Grant Agreement No. 263953) and by the grants financed by the Romanian Ministry of Education, CNCS–UEFISCDI, project numbers PN II-RU-PD-2010-118, PN II-RU-PD-2013-3-0624 and TD 293.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mihai Micu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marta Jurchescu
    • 1
  • Ionuț Şandric
    • 2
  • Mihai Ciprian Mărgărint
    • 5
  • Zenaida Chiţu
    • 3
  • Dana Micu
    • 1
  • Roxana Ciurean
    • 4
  • Viorel Ilinca
    • 6
  • Mirela Vasile
    • 7
  1. 1.Institute of GeographyRomanian AcademyBucharest, sector 2Romania
  2. 2.Faculty of GeographyUniversity of BucharestBucharest, sector 1Romania
  3. 3.National Institute of Hydrology and Water ManagementBucharestRomania
  4. 4.Department of Geography and Regional ResearchUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  5. 5.Departament of GeographyAlexandru Ioan Cuza University of IașiIașiRomania
  6. 6.Geological Institute of RomaniaCaransebeș 1, sector 1Romania
  7. 7.Research Institute of the University of Bucharestsector 5, BucharestRomania

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