The Role and Impact of Geofluids in Geohazards 2020

Publishing date
01 Jan 2021
Submission deadline
11 Sep 2020

Lead Editor

1National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

2China University of Petroleum, Beijing, USA

3National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

4Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

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The Role and Impact of Geofluids in Geohazards 2020

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The increasing number of geohazard events over recent decades is demanding state-of-the-art, real-time, scientific, and practical strategies to mitigate their social and environmental impacts. Principally, geofluids play a significant role in geohazards in many aspects, such as water infiltration, precipitation, seepage, unsaturated behaviour, freezing/thawing, weathering, strength softening, and liquefaction.

Geohazard activities have become more frequent and disruptive in recent decades with changing climates becoming more normalised. To properly disclose the role of geofluids in geohazards and for the purpose of forecasting, emergency response, protecting inhabitants affected by geohazards, and disaster mitigation, a thorough understanding of the scientific background and driving forces is essential.

This Special Issue intends to provide a platform for researchers to highlight the influence of geofluids on all aspects of geohazards. The Special Issue aims to illuminate scientific issues associated with geohazard activities concerning the mechanisms and interplay of geofluids scientific strategies, driving forces, dynamic processes, and progress in geohazards. We invite authors to submit original research papers and review articles to advance the understanding of the role and impact of geofluids in geohazards.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Role of geofluids in geohazard events
  • Scientific issues associated with geohazard activities
  • Transient flow in unsaturated geomaterials
  • Real-time monitoring, forecasting, and mapping
  • Phenomena associated with driving factors and remedial measures
  • Coupling of finite element and particle flow approaches
  • Scientific strategies, geophysical technologies, machine learning, and innovative applications
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Article of the Year Award: Outstanding research contributions of 2020, as selected by our Chief Editors. Read the winning articles.