Changes in temperature in landslide bodies can be the result of external forcing (climatic or geothermal) as well as the consequence of frictional heat dissipation. Understanding and quantifying the mechanical response of geomaterials under thermal forcing can be crucial for predicting the initiation and fate of landslides, and their associated risk. Depending on the scale of interest, different modelling strategies have been developed, spanning from physically-based fully-coupled models acocunting for micro-scale behaviours to large-scale geostatistical approaches. This shourt course aims to offer an overview of these modelling strategies with particular attention to state-of-the-art advances.
The session is organized in cooperation with NhET (Natural hazard Early career scientists Team).