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3D Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.214, h-index: 10)
4OR: A Quarterly J. of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.073, h-index: 25)
AAPS J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.192, h-index: 74)
AAPS PharmSciTech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.718, h-index: 54)
Abdominal Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.723, h-index: 60)
Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universitat Hamburg     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.447, h-index: 12)
Academic Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.492, h-index: 32)
Academic Questions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.135, h-index: 6)
Accreditation and Quality Assurance: J. for Quality, Comparability and Reliability in Chemical Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.378, h-index: 30)
Acoustical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.355, h-index: 20)
Acta Analytica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.387, h-index: 6)
Acta Applicandae Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.624, h-index: 34)
Acta Biotheoretica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.419, h-index: 25)
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Acta Endoscopica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.113, h-index: 8)
acta ethologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.465, h-index: 23)
Acta Geochimica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.294, h-index: 13)
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Acta Mathematica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 8.021, h-index: 47)
Acta Mathematica Hungarica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.53, h-index: 29)
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Acta Mathematica Vietnamica     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.451, h-index: 5)
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Acta Mechanica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 52)
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Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.525, h-index: 18)
Acta Meteorologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.524, h-index: 14)
Acta Neurochirurgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.833, h-index: 73)
Acta Neurologica Belgica     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.348, h-index: 27)
Acta Neuropathologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 6.61, h-index: 117)
Acta Oceanologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 17)
Acta Parasitologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.581, h-index: 28)
Acta Physiologiae Plantarum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.551, h-index: 39)
Acta Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.658, h-index: 20)
adhäsion KLEBEN & DICHTEN     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 4)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.871, h-index: 15)
Adhesion Adhesives & Sealants     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.795, h-index: 40)
Adsorption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.774, h-index: 52)
Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.319, h-index: 15)
Advances in Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.959, h-index: 44)
Advances in Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.255, h-index: 44)
Advances in Contraception     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Data Analysis and Classification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 1.113, h-index: 14)
Advances in Gerontology     Partially Free   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.141, h-index: 3)
Advances in Health Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.397, h-index: 42)
Advances in Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.2, h-index: 4)
Advances in Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.637, h-index: 89)
Advances in Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.79, h-index: 44)
Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Aequationes Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.882, h-index: 23)
Aerobiologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.511, h-index: 36)
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.821, h-index: 49)
African Archaeological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.612, h-index: 24)
Afrika Matematika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.248, h-index: 6)
AGE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.358, h-index: 33)
Ageing Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.337, h-index: 10)
Aggiornamenti CIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aging Clinical and Experimental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 55)
Agricultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.197, h-index: 49)
Agroforestry Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.64, h-index: 56)
Agronomy for Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.732, h-index: 59)
AI & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.171, h-index: 19)
AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.006, h-index: 71)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.706, h-index: 19)
Akupunktur & Aurikulomedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Algebra and Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.566, h-index: 18)
Algebra Universalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.388, h-index: 22)
Algebras and Representation Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.868, h-index: 20)
Algorithmica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 56)
Allergo J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.183, h-index: 20)
Allergo J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Alpine Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.729, h-index: 20)
ALTEX : Alternatives to Animal Experimentation     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.392, h-index: 32)
AMBIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.094, h-index: 87)
American J. of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.864, h-index: 39)
American J. of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.237, h-index: 83)
American J. of Criminal Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.634, h-index: 13)
American J. of Cultural Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.283, h-index: 3)
American J. of Dance Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.175, h-index: 13)
American J. of Potato Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.558, h-index: 35)
American J. of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.293, h-index: 13)
American Sociologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.18, h-index: 13)
Amino Acids     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.362, h-index: 83)
AMS Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.21, h-index: 37)
Analysis and Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.665, h-index: 7)
Analysis in Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal  
Analysis of Verbal Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 1.096, h-index: 123)
Anatomical Science Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.301, h-index: 26)
Angewandte Schmerztherapie und Palliativmedizin     Hybrid Journal  
Angiogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.212, h-index: 69)
Animal Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.122, h-index: 55)
Annales françaises de médecine d'urgence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.156, h-index: 4)
Annales Henri Poincaré     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.377, h-index: 32)
Annales mathématiques du Québec     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Annali dell'Universita di Ferrara     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.504, h-index: 14)
Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.167, h-index: 26)
Annals of Behavioral Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 2.112, h-index: 98)
Annals of Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.182, h-index: 94)
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.849, h-index: 15)
Annals of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Annals of Dyslexia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.857, h-index: 40)
Annals of Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.686, h-index: 14)
Annals of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.929, h-index: 57)
Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.136, h-index: 23)
Annals of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.117, h-index: 62)
Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.593, h-index: 42)
Annals of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.402, h-index: 26)
Annals of Nuclear Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.68, h-index: 45)
Annals of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.186, h-index: 78)
Annals of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.405, h-index: 42)
Annals of Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.553, h-index: 8)
Annals of Surgical Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.902, h-index: 127)
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.315, h-index: 25)
Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.931, h-index: 31)
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.992, h-index: 87)
Apidologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.14, h-index: 57)
APOPTOSIS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.554, h-index: 87)
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.354, h-index: 27)
Applications of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.274, h-index: 20)
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.575, h-index: 80)
Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.267, h-index: 26)
Applied Categorical Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.361, h-index: 21)
Applied Composite Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 0.705, h-index: 35)
Applied Entomology and Zoology     Partially Free   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.554, h-index: 34)
Applied Geomatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.323, h-index: 9)
Applied Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.541, h-index: 13)
Applied Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.777, h-index: 43)
Applied Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.358, h-index: 34)
Applied Mathematics & Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.955, h-index: 33)
Applied Mathematics - A J. of Chinese Universities     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.275, h-index: 8)
Applied Mathematics and Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.37, h-index: 26)
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61, SJR: 1.262, h-index: 161)
Applied Physics A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.535, h-index: 121)
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.983, h-index: 104)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.677, h-index: 47)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 15)
Applied Solar Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.251, h-index: 6)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.351, h-index: 9)
Aquaculture Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 40)
Aquarium Sciences and Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aquatic Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.646, h-index: 44)
Aquatic Geochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.764, h-index: 39)
Aquatic Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.172, h-index: 53)
Arabian J. for Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.345, h-index: 20)
Arabian J. of Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.417, h-index: 16)
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.056, h-index: 15)
Archaeologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.397, h-index: 13)
Archiv der Mathematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.597, h-index: 29)
Archival Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.804, h-index: 22)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.28, h-index: 15)
Archive for Mathematical Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.946, h-index: 23)
Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 4.091, h-index: 66)
Archive of Applied Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.865, h-index: 40)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.841, h-index: 40)
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.9, h-index: 65)
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.846, h-index: 84)
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.695, h-index: 47)
Archives of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.702, h-index: 85)
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.039, h-index: 56)
Archives of Osteoporosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.092, h-index: 13)
Archives of Sexual Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.198, h-index: 74)
Archives of Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.595, h-index: 76)
Archives of Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.086, h-index: 90)
Archives of Women's Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.264, h-index: 50)
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia     Hybrid Journal  
Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.2, h-index: 42)
ArgoSpine News & J.     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.102, h-index: 3)
Argumentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 18)
Arid Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Arkiv för Matematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 22)
Arnold Mathematical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Arthropod-Plant Interactions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.797, h-index: 17)
Arthroskopie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.145, h-index: 8)
Artificial Intelligence and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 25)
Artificial Intelligence Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 48)
Artificial Life and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 14)
Asia Europe J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.247, h-index: 9)
Asia Pacific Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 17)
Asia Pacific J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.676, h-index: 50)
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.353, h-index: 13)
Asia-Pacific Financial Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.19, h-index: 15)
Asia-Pacific J. of Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.006, h-index: 14)
Asian Business & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.41, h-index: 10)
Asian J. of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.263, h-index: 8)
AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.681, h-index: 15)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.195, h-index: 5)
ästhetische dermatologie & kosmetologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Astronomy and Astrophysics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 4.511, h-index: 44)
Astronomy Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.58, h-index: 30)
Astronomy Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.473, h-index: 23)
Astrophysical Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.469, h-index: 11)
Astrophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.243, h-index: 11)

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   ISSN (Print) 1866-928X - ISSN (Online) 1866-9298
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  • A simplified geographical information systems (GIS)-based methodology for
           modeling the topography of bedrock: illustration using the Canadian Shield
    • Authors: Romain Chesnaux; Mélanie Lambert; Julien Walter; Vianney Dugrain; Alain Rouleau; Réal Daigneault
      Abstract: Abstract Many geology, mining, and geotechnical applications require or depend upon some form of modeling of bedrock topography. Optimizing the manner with which bedrock topography is modeled poses a significant challenge because of the unpredictable or erratic presentation of the surface shape of bedrock. Unlike surface topography, bedrock topography is more difficult to determine because direct observation points are often not readily or directly accessible, unless the bedrock outcrops at the surface and is exposed, a relatively rare occurrence. When bedrock is covered by granular deposits, the only methods that allow practitioners to objectively establish the location of the top of the bedrock are to drill boreholes or conduct geophysical surveys. This makes the determination of bedrock topography not only difficult but also expensive. This study proposes a new approach for optimizing the modeling of complex bedrock topography, whose originality is based on the addition of “virtual” data points derived from cross-sections located between known boreholes. The proposed methodology is thus composed of four steps: gathering the maximum amount of relevant surface and subsurface data (from observation points), selecting the most appropriate technique for interpolating the observed bedrock elevations that will be entered into the dataset to be modeled, enriching the quantity of modeling data by adding “virtual” data elements based on geological interpretations of cross-sections (inserted into the model alongside the original objective data), and finally the modeling itself. The proposed approach is illustrated using data from a study area located in the Canadian Shield. Thousands of borehole records and surficial geological data as well as geological cross-section records were integrated to construct a three-dimensional bedrock topography model. The new proposed methodology can be applied to other regions worldwide.
      PubDate: 2017-02-24
      DOI: 10.1007/s12518-017-0183-1
  • Pushing the sensitivity limits of RTS-based continuous deformation
           monitoring of an alpine valley
    • Authors: Mariusz Frukacz; Robert Presl; Andreas Wieser; Daniele Favot
      Abstract: Abstract Monitoring applications may require operating robotic total stations (RTS) at the limit of their sensitivity with respect to target displacements. Thorough understanding and mitigation of systematic effects are required in order to reach or push this limit. We investigate some of these effects, in particular effects external to the total station, using data and experience gained from a continuously operating monitoring system installed at the terminus of the Great Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland. The system consists of two robotic total stations, about 60 prisms, four global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers, thermocouples, inclinometers, and meteo-sensors. The purpose of the monitoring is to study reversible deformations of the adjacent slopes, likely driven by snowmelt and mountain water level changes. The deformations reach the millimeter- to centimeter-level and shall be studied on time scales ranging from annual to sub-annual, and ideally even down to daily or sub-daily resolution. Our investigation focuses on four aspects: protective housing, pillar stability, refraction, and stability of orientation, all of which were found to affect the measurements on the milligon-level with lines-of-sight of up to 2 km. The results highlight signatures of apparent point displacements, and the discussion comprises approaches to bounding or mitigating these effects which may also be expected in similar monitoring situations at other locations.
      PubDate: 2017-01-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s12518-017-0182-2
  • Approximation algorithms for visibility computation and testing over a
    • Authors: Sharareh Alipour; Mohammad Ghodsi; Uğur Güdükbay; Morteza Golkari
      Abstract: Abstract Given a 2.5D terrain and a query point p on or above it, we want to find the triangles of terrain that are visible from p. We present an approximation algorithm to solve this problem. We implement the algorithm and test it on real data sets. The experimental results show that our approximate solution is very close to the exact solution and compared to the other similar works, the computational cost of our algorithm is lower. We analyze the computational complexity of the algorithm. We consider the visibility testing problem where the goal is to test whether a given triangle of the terrain is visible or not with respect to p. We present an algorithm for this problem and show that the average running time of this algorithm is the same as the running time of the case where we want to test the visibility between two query points p and q. We also propose a randomized algorithm for providing an estimate of the portion of the visible region of a terrain for a query point.
      PubDate: 2017-01-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s12518-016-0180-9
  • Data processing of the “Decameron” by Giovanni Boccaccio—for the
           700th year of his birth
    • Authors: Tamara Bellone; Luigi Mussio; Chiara Maria Porporato
      Pages: 77 - 89
      Abstract: Abstract The authors, in the 700th year from the birth of Giovanni Boccaccio, intend to celebrate the event by their proper means: statistical, numerical, computing, and cartographic techniques, as used in Geomatics. However, we also mean to have an interface between Geomatics and Humanistics for hybridation of different areas.
      PubDate: 2016-02-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s12518-016-0167-6
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2016)
  • GIS-based analysis of a peculiar effect of urbanization: the case of the
           buried watercourses of Como (Italy)
    • Authors: Maria Antonia Brovelli; Candan Eylül Kilsedar; Marco Minghini; Daniele Oxoli
      Pages: 91 - 105
      Abstract: Abstract Studying territorial evolutions and investigating their underlying processes is essential to ensure continuity in well done land management decisions. The case of Como City (Northern Italy) can be considered as a perfect small-scale example of how human influence has acted on natural environment. Several watercourses buried under the road network of the city represent one of the meaningful consequences. The urbanization processes that happened in Como involved a significant increase of the impervious surfaces—and, in turn, an increase of the surface runoff volumes—within the watersheds drained by these watercourses. Geographic information system (GIS) technologies and geospatial data from different historical periods of Como City development allowed to trace the evolution of the territorial settings, the alteration of land use occurred for the area as well as the original position of the watercourses. The variations in their peak flood discharges were quantified as a consequence of watershed urbanization. The computed peak flood discharges were used for running water profile simulations, identifying the changes of the residual conveyance occurred in the buried channels, therefore underlying the human-induced increase of flood risk for Como City. A WebGIS was finally developed to provide an easy access to some of the meaningful outcomes of the study.
      PubDate: 2016-01-28
      DOI: 10.1007/s12518-016-0169-4
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2016)
  • Estimation of nitrogen dioxide concentrations in Inner Bangkok using Land
           Use Regression modeling and GIS
    • Authors: Pannee Cheewinsiriwat
      Pages: 107 - 116
      Abstract: Abstract In Bangkok, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations have long been measured hourly by the Pollution Control Department (PCD) at 12 monitoring stations covering 430 km2 of Inner Bangkok. In the past, to estimate NO2 concentrations at any unmeasured location, the proximity model, interpolation model, or dispersion model was employed. These models used distance from a measured location as the sole determinant of any estimation. Toward the end of the 1990s, the more sophisticated land use regression (LUR) model was introduced. This model with its built-in geographic information system (GIS) and multiple regression analysis enabled the inclusion of other important determining variables such as land use types, traffic volume, and selected meteorological variables. This study aims to apply the LUR model for the estimation of NO2 concentrations over the study area covering Inner Bangkok. Monthly average NO2 concentrations, traffic volume, land use types, road areas together with humidity, temperature, wind speed, and rainfall data, measured at or within the vicinities of the 12 PCD stations, were input into the model. Only humidity, temperature, wind speed, rainfall, residential land use, and industrial land use were found to have influenced the NO2 concentrations in inner Bangkok. The resulting coefficient of determination (R squared) of 0.759 implies that 76 % of the variations in NO2 concentrations in inner Bangkok can be explained by the model. The study will, however, continue to obtain more precise traffic volume data in terms of time scale to improve the model.
      PubDate: 2016-02-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s12518-016-0170-y
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2016)
  • Potential of remote sensing and open street data for flood mapping in
           poorly gauged areas: a case study in Gonaives, Haiti
    • Authors: A. Bozza; A. Durand; G. Confortola; A. Soncini; B. Allenbach; D. Bocchiola
      Pages: 117 - 131
      Abstract: Abstract The Hispaniola Island, in the Caribbean tropical zone, is prone to extreme flood events. Floods are caused by tropical springs and hurricanes and may lead to human losses, economical damages, and spreading of waterborne diseases. Flood studies based upon hydrological and hydraulic modelling are hampered by almost complete lack of hydro-meteorological data. Thenceforth, and given the cost and complexity in the organization of field measurement campaigns, the need for exploitation of remote sensing data, and open source data bases. We present here a feasibility study to explore the potential of (i) high-resolution of digital elevation models (DEMs) from remote imagery and (ii) remotely sensed precipitation data, to feed hydrological flow routing and hydraulic flood modelling, applied to the case study of river La Quinte closed to Gonaives (585 km2), Haiti. We studied one recent flood episode, namely hurricane Ike in 2008, when flood maps from remote sensing were available for validation. The atmospheric input given by hourly rainfall was taken from downscaled Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) daily estimates, and subsequently fed to a semi-distributed DEM-based hydrological model, providing an hourly flood hydrograph. Then, flood modelling using Hydrologic Engineering Center River Analysis System (HEC-RAS 1D, one-dimensional model for unsteady open channel flow) was carried out under different scenarios of available digital elevation models. The DEMs were generated using optical remote sensing satellite WorldView-1 and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), combined with information from an open source database (OpenStreetMap). Observed flood extent and land use have been extracted using Système Pour l’Observation de la Terre-4 (SPOT-4) imagery. The hydraulic model was tuned for floodplain friction against the observed flooded area. We compared different scenarios of flood simulation and the predictive power given by model tuning. Our study provides acceptable results in depicting flooded areas, especially considering the tremendous lack of ground data, and shows the potential of hydrological modelling approach fed by remote sensing information in Haiti, and in similarly data-scarce areas. Our approach may be useful to provide depiction of flooded areas for the purpose of (i) flood design for urban planning under a frequency-driven approach and (ii) forecasting of flooded areas for warning procedures, pending availability of weather forecast with proper lead time.
      PubDate: 2016-02-26
      DOI: 10.1007/s12518-016-0171-x
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2016)
  • 14 years of GPS tropospheric delays in the French–Italian border
           region: comparisons and first application in a case study
    • Authors: Domenico Sguerso; Laurent Labbouz; Andrea Walpersdorf
      Pages: 13 - 25
      Abstract: Abstract Global Positioning System (GPS) data from 181 permanent stations extracted from different networks covering France and the Italian part of the Alps are used to estimate a homogeneous set of tropospheric parameters over 14 years (from January 1998 to May 2012). The tropospheric Zenith Total Delay (ZTD) quantified in the GPS data analysis is closely related to the value of integrated water vapor above each GPS station. GPS ZTD is already successfully used for operational weather prediction and meteorological analyses, providing valuable data to improve our comprehension of the tropospheric water cycle and in particular to improve the prediction of precipitations. Moreover, GPS tropospheric measurements are intrinsically stable, so that long-term observations represent a signi``ficant contribution to climatological studies. The results of a homogeneous reanalysis of up to 14 years of data with MIT’s GAMIT/GLOBK software are presented. The estimated tropospheric parameters are one ZTD every 2 h and one couple of horizontal tropospheric gradients, seven times a day for each station, simultaneously with a daily positioning solution. A quality check of the tropospheric parameter time series identifies offsets, for example, due to instrument changes at individual sites. Our analysis strategy using the empirical GMF is validated by a comparison with the new GPT2 model. Moreover, a comparison with the IGS analysis of 1 year is provided for common stations. The resulting verified time series can be used for meteorological and climatological studies. As first examples, we present a convergence test for the ZTD change in time and a regional climatological approach that could permit identifying specific patterns of ZTD variation that are related to severe weather events. The 181 ZTD and gradient time series are made available in the Reseau National GPS permanent (RENAG) database.
      PubDate: 2016-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12518-015-0158-z
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2016)
  • Land suitability analysis for wheat and sorghum crops in Wogdie District,
           South Wollo, Ethiopia, using geospatial tools
    • Authors: Mohammed Motuma; K.V. Suryabhagavan; M. Balakrishnan
      Pages: 57 - 66
      Abstract: Abstract Land suitability analysis is the process of evaluation of a specific area of land in terms of suitability for a defined use. Land suitability analysis for agricultural crops is an important modern step to identify suitable and sustainable land use practices in order to get optimum benefits out of the land. In the present study, physical land suitability analysis for wheat and sorghum crops in Wogdie District, South Wollo in Ethiopia, was made using geospatial techniques. Parametric square root test mathematical formula was applied to identify suitability levels of the land for these crops. Factors considered in the evaluation were depth, texture, organic carbon, drainage and type of soil, slope, temperature, and rainfall. Out of the total extent of 1101 km2, 20.5 and 79.5 % of the extents were classified as moderately suitable and marginally suitable, respectively, for wheat, and 3.3, 93, and 3.7 % of the extents were classified as moderately suitable, marginally suitable, and currently not suitable for sorghum, respectively. In the present study area, no land was classified as highly suitable and currently and permanently not suitable for wheat, and highly suitable and permanently not suitable for sorghum. Results of the present investigation indicate that long-term irrigation activities would affect land suitability for agricultural potentiality of the area. Integrating parametric square root test method with geospatial technology in land suitability analysis for agricultural crops can be used as a useful tool to select areas for different crop production in various landscapes.
      PubDate: 2016-01-30
      DOI: 10.1007/s12518-016-0168-5
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2016)
  • A polarimetric analysis of COSMO-SkyMed and RADARSAT-2 offset tracking
           derived velocities of David-Drygalski Glacier (Antarctica)
    • Authors: Andrea Lugli; Luca Vittuari
      Abstract: Abstract This paper deals with the comparison of coregistration offset tracking velocities in the inner part of the David Glacier (Antarctica), obtained with SAR sensors characterized by different wavelengths and spatial resolutions: Cosmo-SkyMED (X band) and RADARSAT-2 (C band). Particular attention has been devoted to understand the role of polarization and penetration depth of the incident wavelength, which represent key parameters in determining the effective incidence angle and so, for this reason, affecting also derived velocities. Metric validation of offset tracking derived velocities was obtained with respect to a geodetic GPS point available in the study area and to a velocity field derived from Landsat imagery coregistration.
      PubDate: 2016-12-29
      DOI: 10.1007/s12518-016-0181-8
  • Spatially explicit uncertainty modeling of zoonotic pathogen distribution:
           a case of Listeria monocytogenes in New York State, USA
    • Authors: Rita Mwima; Anthony Gidudu; Allan Mazimwe; Arika Ligmann-Zielinska; Samuel Majalija; Margaret Khaitsa; John David Kabasa; Peter Bergholz
      Abstract: Abstract Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that is responsible for causing Listeria, a disease that has a wide range of adverse effects such as meningitis, bacteremia, complications during pregnancy, and other fatal illnesses especially among those whose immune systems are compromised. The purpose of this study was to establish hotspot candidate sites in New York State where the L. monocytogenes pathogen could be found. Several suitability criteria which include proximity to water, pasture, forests, and urban development and slope among others in New York State were considered in this analysis. This study assessed which spatial habitat factors influence habitat suitability of the L. monocytogenes pathogen in the forested areas of New York State. Multicriteria evaluation was used to integrate the different habitat factors using their different weights expressed using probability distributions. Spatially explicit uncertainty and sensitivity analysis (UA and SA) was carried out to examine the robustness of habitat suitability analysis. Suitability maps were generated and summarized using an average suitability map, a standard deviation uncertainty map, and sensitivity maps. Results showed that the shallowest depth to a wet soil layer (measured annually) and proximity to water are the habitat factors which contribute the most and individually to the distribution and survival of this pathogen. The slope gradient is singly insignificant but influential when associated with other factors like temperature, soil organic matter content, volume of water soil can store, proximity to forest, urban development, and pasture among others. It was established that water is the key habitat factor that favors the survival of this pathogen. Also, the ability to spatially model zoonotic pathogen hotspots is important in zoonoses control, informing and influencing policy. From these results, it is important to maintain the water quality of the water sources (lakes, rivers, ponds) and ensure that there is limited runoff from slopes.
      PubDate: 2016-12-24
      DOI: 10.1007/s12518-016-0177-4
  • Mapping of potential Cu and Au mineralization using EBF method
    • Authors: Majid Mohammady Oskouei; Fariba Soltani
      Abstract: Abstract Theory of data-driven evidential belief function (EBF) is based on generalized Bayesian probabilities. It computes the reliability of evidences according to the presence or absence of known indices. This method has a reliable performance even in the case of limitation of data layers diversity. The study aims to detect the most probable regions for copper and gold mineralization in Takhte-h-Soleiman, Iran using EBF method. The available data layers including lithological map, faults, geochemical anomalies and known indices maps were processed to generate a potential map for the study area. The “belief”, “disbelief”, “uncertainty” and “plausibility” functions were therefore calculated based on data-driven EBF for each pattern of evidences in two different classification types. The data layers were then combined with the use of the EBF AND-OR operators, and the “belief” map was proposed as a target recognition map for following detail explorations. As a validation criterion, the ratio of indices number to the total area of the most favourable regions in each map was computed. According to the highest ratio for the belief map resulted by integrated AND-OR operators on equal interval classification (0.62), it was selected as the target map for primary explorations.
      PubDate: 2016-12-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s12518-016-0178-3
  • Evaluation of pan-sharpening methods for spatial and spectral quality
    • Authors: Jagalingam Pushparaj; Arkal Vittal Hegde
      Abstract: Abstract Many pan-sharpening methods have been proposed to fuse the high spectral and low spatial resolution of multispectral (MS) image with the high spatial resolution of panchromatic (PAN) image to produce a multispectral image with improved spatial resolution. In this study, the effectiveness of pan-sharpening methods such as principal component analysis (PCA), brovey transform (BT), modified intensity hue saturation (M-IHS), multiplicative, wavelet-intensity-hue-saturation (W-IHS), wavelet principal component analysis (W-PCA), hyperspectral colour space (HCS), high-pass filter (HPF), gram-schmidt (GS), subtractive resolution merge (SRM), Fuze Go and Ehlers was assessed and compared by fusing the PAN and MS imagery of Quickbird-2. The qualities of the pan-sharpening methods were evaluated by both visual and quantitative analyses with respect to spatial and spectral fidelity. In quantitative analysis, the spectral indices such as spectral angle mapper (SAM), relative dimensionless global error in synthesis (ERGAS), structural similarity index method (SSIM), relative average spectral error (RASE), correlation coefficient (CC) and universal image quality index (Q) were used. The spatial indices such as spatial correlation coefficient (SCC), gradient and image entropy (E) were used. The result of both analyses revealed that the Ehlers and Fuze Go methods performed better than the other methods. The Ehlers method was superior by retaining the colour information, and Fuze Go best enhanced the spatial details in the fused image.
      PubDate: 2016-12-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s12518-016-0179-2
  • The open data HELI-DEM DTM for the western alpine area: computation and
    • Authors: L . Biagi; S. Caldera; L. Carcano; M. Negretti
      Abstract: Abstract Two problems can arise in analyzing Digital Elevation Models (DEMs). Firstly, one interest region could be patched by several partly overlapping models that present similar accuracies and spatial resolutions; they should be merged in one unified model. Moreover, even when the interest region is completely covered by one model, local data with better accuracy could cover partial areas and should be properly merged. All these problems have been addressed within Helvetia-Italy Digital Elevation Model, a project funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). One specific aim of the project was the creation and the publication of a unified DEM for a part of the Alps between Italy and Switzerland. The interest area is prevalently mountainous, with elevations that range from about 200 to 4600 m. Various elevation datasets were available that were gridded with different spatial resolutions, in different reference frames and coordinates. Moreover, one high resolution LiDAR model was available for some areas. Firstly, a validation was performed that allowed the identification of few blunders and confirmed the general accuracy of the input data. Two DEMs have been produced. Both of them cover the whole project area (boundaries λ = 7.80° East and λ = 10.70° East, φ = 45.10° North and φ = 46.70° North) and are gridded in ETRF2000 geographical coordinates, with a spatial resolution of 2 × 10−4 degrees. The former (named HD-1) has been obtained by interpolating and merging all the low resolution models on a new common grid. HD-1 has been locally corrected by the LiDAR model, where it was available; to avoid sharp discontinuities, the corrections have been filtered by Fast Fourier Transform before applying them. The resulting model has been called HD-2. HD-1 and HD-2 are published by an open access geoservice.
      PubDate: 2016-10-26
      DOI: 10.1007/s12518-016-0176-5
  • Flood-risk assessment in urban environment by geospatial approach: a case
           study of Ambala City, India
    • Authors: Surjit Singh Saini; S. P. Kaushik; Ravinder Jangra
      Abstract: Abstract Looking at land use and functional structure characteristics, floods in urban environment are costlier and difficult to manage than in rural environment. In India, flooding is an inevitable problem for several cities. In the state of Haryana, Ambala City has a long history of serious flooding problem. Based on primary as well as secondary data, the present study attempts to examine the natural and anthropogenic causes of flooding on catchment and city scale. Geographic Information System (GIS)-based flood-risk modeling and consequences of flooding are presented for the selected most critical zone. Based on the past 21-year maximum discharge data of the Tangri River, flood probability is calculated for a 2-, 5-, 10-, and 20-year return period using Weibull’s plotting position formula, and the likely maximum discharge of 500, 1000, 1200, and 1500 m3, respectively, is used for the prediction of flood extent using Hydraulic Engineering Center-River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) software. Flood depth is calculated by employing spatial interpolation method using observed flood depth samples. Model result revealed that the flood inundation areas are 690, 1135, 1530, and 2300 ha, respectively, and accordingly likely impact on land use and population are assessed. The modeled 5-year return flood extents were validated using the observed data of the latest flood event in July 2010, including remote sensing imagery and field survey. Hence, in order to mitigate adverse impact of flooding in urban environment, such output can be used by urban local bodies, town planners, and policy makers to support decision-making in risk-sensitive land use planning by integrating climate change scenarios.
      PubDate: 2016-08-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s12518-016-0174-7
  • Temporal and spatial patterns of urban sprawl and their implications on
           environmental planning in Mbarara Municipality
    • Authors: Bwanika Brian
      Abstract: Abstract The study was aimed at assessing the dynamics of land conversions for urban development and their impact on environmental planning in addition to assessing the characteristics of urban sprawl in Mbarara Municipality. To determine the dynamics of land conversion for urban development in Mbarara Municipality since 1984, Landsat images for the years 1984, 1999, and 2014 were classified using multi-spectral classification techniques to enable the creation of land cover maps. Population and built-up area density were used as a measure of sprawl for Mbarara Municipality. The built-up area had increased by 107 % between 1984 and 1999 and by 37 % between 1999 and 2014 while the overall growth of built-up area between 1984 and 2014 was found out to be 182 %. This variation in growth is attributed to the introduction of environmental controls and policies that largely checked the rate of growth between 1999 and 2014. The overall growth has affected the size of the area covered by other land uses which were seen to greatly fluctuate over the years. The characteristics of urban sprawl in Mbarara Municipality typically depict strip, cluster, and leapfrog sprawl. Based on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) sprawl index, Mbarara Municipality was found to have sprawled at a rate of 7.7 % between 1984 and 1999 and −7.6 % between 1999 and 2014. The overall sprawl rate between 1984 and 2014 was −4.3 %. The study suggests that smart growth strategies, upholding zoning practices and the enactment of laws to check illegal land conversions are important to check sprawl.
      PubDate: 2016-08-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s12518-016-0175-6
  • Using GIS-based digital raster analysis for improving harmonic
           models-derived geoidal heights
    • Authors: Raaed M. K. Hassouna; Fahmy F. F. Asal
      Abstract: Abstract In this study, the GIS-based raster analysis principle was applied as a trial to enhance the local performance of geopotential models. Specifically, harmonic models-derived geoidal height raster layers, with respect to the WGS-84 reference ellipsoid, were investigated. As an illustrative case study, the Egyptian Territory was used as a test region. A set of geoidal height grids was synthesized from five geopotential harmonic models. The synthesis window was organized so as to avoid any subsequent edge effects during the analysis process. After importing such raster layers into a GIS-platform, an iterative series of linear high-frequency filters was applied. The progress of the spatial quality of the filtered layers, at independent GPS/Leveling points, was interactively monitored. Then, the optimal filtering radius and the relevant best attained spatial quality were picked out for each of the five raster data. The results revealed that the applied GIS-based sharpening algorithm works well, even for a satellite-only model. In general, large spatial quality enhancements were achieved. The maximal attained improvement was 21 and 29 %, in terms of standard deviation and range of differences, respectively, at the control points. So, it is recommended to try the GIS-based raster analysis scheme over other geographical windows. Also, linear and non-linear forms of high-frequency filters may be applied and tested, regarding the improvement of other types of synthesized gravitational signals.
      PubDate: 2016-07-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s12518-016-0173-8
  • Cartographic data harmonisation for a cross-border project development
    • Authors: Francesca Noardo; Andrea Lingua; Irene Aicardi; Bartolomeo Vigna
      Abstract: Abstract An essential support for environmental monitoring activities is a rigorous definition of a homogeneous cartographic system, required to correctly georeference and analyse the acquired data. Furthermore, since 2007, the European Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) Directive affirms the necessity to harmonise the European maps for permitting cross-border analysis. For satisfying these requirements, the authors have developed a procedure for the cartographic harmonisation in the cross-border area studied during the European project Alpes Latines-Coopération Transfrontalière (ALCOTRA)–Alpes Latines-Individuation Resources Hydriques Souterraines (ALIRHyS). It concerns the hydrogeological study of various springs and other water resources in an area between Italy and France including their constitution in a cross-border system. The basic cartographic information is obtained from existing national maps (Italian and French data), which use different coordinate systems or projection methods and are produced from different data acquisitions and processes. In this paper, the authors describe the methods used to obtain well-harmonised middle-scale maps (aerial orthophotos, digital terrain model and digital maps). The processing has been performed using geographic information system (GIS) solutions or image analysis software in order to obtain useful and correct cartographic support for the monitoring data, even if the obtained maps could be further analysed or refined in future works.
      PubDate: 2016-06-17
      DOI: 10.1007/s12518-016-0172-9
  • Evaluation of the trade-off between Global Positioning System (GPS)
           accuracy and power saving from reduction of number of GPS receiver
    • Authors: Dinesh Sathyamorthy; Shalini Shafii; Zainal Fitry M. Amin; Asmariah Jusoh; Siti Zainun Ali
      Pages: 67 - 75
      Abstract: Abstract This study is aimed at evaluating the trade-off between Global Positioning System (GPS) accuracy and power saving from reduction of number of channels. The study is conducted for number of GPS receiver channels of 4 to 12 for two scenarios: (1) normal scenario with full range of available GPS satellites and (2) obstruction scenario with GPS satellite elevation cutoff of 20°. It is observed that increase of power saving from reducing the number of channels causes increase of probable error values. This is due to increasing position dilution of precision (PDOP) of the reducing number of GPS satellites tracked. However, reduction of number of channels to match the number of available GPS satellites does not cause degradation of accuracy, as there is no reduction in number of trackable GPS satellites. For the obstruction scenario, with significantly fewer available GPS satellites due to the GPS satellite elevation cutoff, significant power saving can be achieved without degradation of accuracy. An effective power saving system would require the management of minimum number of channels required to achieve the user’s minimum required accuracy.
      PubDate: 2015-12-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s12518-015-0166-z
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2015)
  • UAV monitoring and documentation of a large landslide
    • Authors: Gerald Lindner; Klaus Schraml; Reinfried Mansberger; Johannes Hübl
      Pages: 1 - 11
      Abstract: Abstract In June 2013, heavy precipitation triggered a large earthflow of several million cubic meters in a small village in Austria. A bundle of technologies was applied to monitor and document the landslide, such as geophysical methods (geoelectrics, inclinometer, soil moisture, and soil temperature) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) measurements. Additionally, an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was used for the periodical assessment of the landslide process. In total, nine flights were performed with a multicopter equipped with a digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) that delivered several thousands of images. Based on these images and detailed GNSS measurements of the landslide area, orthophotos as well as generated Digital Surface Models (DSMs) with an accuracy of less than ±10 cm resulted. Fissure tracking, flow direction and velocity, and mass balances as well as the construction progress of the protection and mitigation measures were derived from these data sets. The application of the UAV turned out to be a cost- and time-effective tool for landslide-monitoring that provides researchers and engineers with accurate high-resolution geodata.
      PubDate: 2015-11-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s12518-015-0165-0
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2015)
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