Articles | Volume 17, issue 11
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1961–1979, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-1961-2017

Special issue: The use of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) in monitoring...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1961–1979, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-1961-2017

Research article 20 Nov 2017

Research article | 20 Nov 2017

A method for using unmanned aerial vehicles for emergency investigation of single geo-hazards and sample applications of this method

Haifeng Huang et al.

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Unmanned aerial vehicles are widely used in the emergency investigations of major natural hazards in a large area, but less commonly for single geo-hazards. Based on a number of successful practices in the Three Gorges Reservoir area, China, a complete UAV-based emergency investigation method of single geo-hazards is concluded. It can not only greatly reduce the time, strength and risks, but can also provide high-accuracy, high-definition valuable information to support emergency responses.
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