The role of temperature in landslide monitoring, activity, and dynamics
Co-organized by GI5/GM4
Convener: Gianvito ScaringiECSECS | Co-conveners: Carolina Seguí, Luigi LombardoECSECS, Núria Pinyol, Manolis Veveakis

Temperature and heat transfers can affect the hydraulic and mechanical properties of soils and rocks in multiple ways. Heat dissipation by friction can control the runout of landslides via strengthening or weakening mechanisms. Surface and deep temperatures can inform on geomaterial properties and structures, and can be used to enhance monitoring data and warning systems. Thermal inputs from the surface to the subsurface can affect the stability of slopes, even in temperate and warm regions. Climatic forcing in the short and long terms (e.g., driven by climate change) can alter landslide patterns and trends in response to thermo-hydro-mechanical processes.
In this session, we aim to bring together scientists interested in all aspects of landslide thermo-hydro-mechanics, from experimental studies to field and remote-sensing monitoring, from microstructural analyses to geomechanical and geostatistical modelling at various spatial and temporal scales.
The session is organized in cooperation with NhET (Natural hazard Early career scientists Team).