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Danilo Godone

National Research Council


Geomatics Remote sensing RPAS GLOF Avalanche Ice calving Surge Mass balance glacier retreat primary succession landscape Survey

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About the book

Glaciers are an active component of Earth and their behavior features several remarkable dynamics like fluctuations in mass balance or crevassing; each one is directly linked with neighboring environments including the anthropic one. Moreover, the current global change scenario is heavily affecting glaciers by accelerating or increasing the magnitude of the phenomena. These patterns affect the surroundings in various ways. E.g. the accelerated melting clears portion of lands and makes them available to the colonization of pioneer species and creating, de facto, new mountain landscapes in deglaciated areas. On the other hand, this heavily influences the water supply for the downstream communities including the anthropic one. Both dynamics, need to be properly studied and managed in order to better exploit, in the first case, or adequately cope with, in the second one. Glaciers can also impact, directly or indirectly, human settlements with several types of hazards as lake outburst, moraine collapse and increase in their velocity. All of these evolutionary phenomena deserve, with the aim of better comprehend their behavior, the state of the art of, in situ or remote, monitoring techniques.

The aim of the book is to collect advances in glacier research with particular attention to their changes, hazard and monitoring techniques providing the reader with a collection of case studies from all over the World.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 1st 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: December 21st 2019

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Review results due: March 10th 2020

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Expected publication date: May 9th 2020

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About the editor

Danilo Godone

National Research Council

Danilo Godone holds a PhD in “Agriculture, Forest and Food Sciences”, doctorate’s topic was cryosphere’s phenomena monitoring by geomatic methodologies. Currently he is a PostDoc grant holder, at Geohazard Monitoring Group (CNR IRPI), studying geomatic contribution in natural hazard monitoring and analysis. His main research interests are landslide, glacier and, more generally, natural disasters. During his activities he has developed skills in GIS, also by developing customised tools by R programming, and land surveying with GPS, LiDAR and UAV technologies. He is a member of NATRISK - Research Centre on Natural Risks in Mountain and Hilly Environments, in Turin University. He acts as a freelance consultant, in the same topics, for other research bodies, training agencies and professionals, too.

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