Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 85–90, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-13-85-2013
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 85–90, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-13-85-2013

Brief communication 18 Jan 2013

Brief communication | 18 Jan 2013

Brief communication "Landslide Early Warning System: toolbox and general concepts"

E. Intrieri1, G. Gigli1, N. Casagli1, and F. Nadim2 E. Intrieri et al.
  • 1Department of Earth Sciences, University of Studies of Florence, via La Pira 4, 50121, Florence, Italy
  • 2NGI/ICG (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute/International Centre for Geohazards), P.O. Box 3930 Ullevål Stadion, 0806, Oslo, Norway

Abstract. We define landslide Early Warning Systems and present practical guidelines to assist end-users with limited experience in the design of landslide Early Warning Systems (EWSs).

In particular, two flow chart-based tools coming from the results of the SafeLand project (7th Framework Program) have been created to make them as simple and general as possible and in compliance with a variety of landslide types and settings at single slope scale. We point out that it is not possible to cover all the real landslide early warning situations that might occur, therefore it will be necessary for end-users to adapt the procedure to local peculiarities of the locations where the landslide EWS will be operated.

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