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Yuanzhi Zhang

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Zhang is an esteemed researcher in the field of earth system science and coastal remote sensing. He is the author and co-authors of 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and 15 books or book chapters (H-index 29). He received several awards (the Guangdong Provincial Prize of Science and Technology, China in 2013, and the Actions for Raising Critical Awareness Prize, Portugal, in 2003). He is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation.


Qiuming Cheng

China University of Geosciences

Dr. Cheng was previously affiliated with the University of Ottawa and York University, Toronto, Canada. He has published more than 250 refereed papers and 17 book chapters (H-index 40). He currently serves as the president of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and is a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and a foreign member of Academia Europea (AE).


Material Strength Dynamics Mechanisms Rock Slides Urban Landslides Marine Landslides Hazard Mapping Spatio-Temporal Prediction Preventive Measures Early Warning Evacuation Global Landslide Database

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The aim of this book will provide more detailed discussions or documents about landslides as catastrophic events, which always cause human injury, loss of life and economic devastation, and destroy construction works, cultural and natural heritage. The book will foster informed debate among scientists and stakeholders related to landslide mechanisms, dynamics, and processes: urban, reservoir and marine landslides, related volcanic, tsunamis, and seiches, hazard mapping and assessment, monitoring, modeling, and GIS techniques, remedial or preventive measures, early warning and evacuation, and global/regional landslide database.

The book will be focused on suggested special topics and not only limited to landslide mechanisms, dynamics, and processes; landslide risk assessment, hazard mapping and modelling, risk and vulnerability evaluation; geological, hydrological, geotechnical, and geophysical models; remote sensing and GIS techniques applied to landslides; landslide disasters in urban areas along critical infrastructure. The book will also be aimed at exploring reservoir and marine related landslides; rock slides, rock falls, debris flows, earth flows, and lateral spreads; large-scale landslides, lahars and pyroclastic flows in volcanic zones; landslide remedial or preventive measures as well as spatial and temporal prediction of landslides.

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Date completed: April 29th 2021

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Expected publication date: December 13th 2021

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Yuanzhi Zhang

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Yuanzhi Zhang is a Research Fellow and Professor on earth system science and coastal remote sensing at Chinese University of Hong Kong and at Nanjing Information University of Science and Technology in China. Dr. Zhang received Doctor of Science in Technology at Helsinki University of Technology (now as Aalto University) in Finland. Dr. Zhang is the author and co-authors of 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and 15 books or book chapters. He received the First-Rank Award of the Guangdong Provincial Prize of Science and Technology, China, in 2013 and the Second-Rank Award, ARCA (Actions for Raising Critical Awareness) Prize at the International Symposium “Environment 2010: Situation and Perspectives for the European Union”, Porto, Portugal, in 2003. Dr. Zhang is an Associate Editor for International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation.

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