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  Information - NH4.9 Characterization, monitoring and early warning related to large landslides (co-listed in GI)

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Large slope instabilities have been frequently recognised in mountainous areas in different lithological (sedimentary, igneous, metamorphic rocks) and geological domains (cordillera, volcanic, etc.). Slow to very fast
moving, complex mass movements have been recognized and sometimes described as strongly interrelated. Study of these instabilities requires a multidisciplinary approach involving geology, geomorphology, geomechanics, hydro-geochemistry, geophysics, and monitoring.

Early-warning systems require several approaches to obtain reliable understanding of landside movement and triggering. Site characterization, modelling and monitoring data are mandatory for landslide hazard assessment and especially for the development of early warning systems.

The session will focus on subjects related to large slope instabilities and monitoring projects around the world were a multidisciplinary approach is used. This will include investigations, modelling and monitoring approaches. We encourage presentations related to multidisciplinary geological and geophysical investigations into the structure and kinematics of large rock-slope failures. Modelling approaches both on landslide dynamics and related tsunamis are welcome. New techniques and methods for monitoring and design of early warning systems are important aspects.

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