2013.11 – End of my 2 years research position (Swiss National Foundation Project)

The 2011-2013 Swiss National Foundation projects Understanding landslide precursory deformation from superficial 3D data FNS 138015 and Characterizing and analyzing 3D temporal slope evolution FNS  144040 (follow up of the previous one) have recently finished. Both projects, which were leaded by Michel Jaboyedoff and I was co-applicant, have allowed me to carried out extensive research for my post-doc. As already commented here, the projects were based on the development of new algorithmsaiming to properly describe in detail complex mass movements evolution in 4D. We remarkably developed a series of new algorithms aiming to quantify 3D deformation along time (object tracking), automatic rockfalls extraction, noise filtering, and analysis of the influence of external parameters on time-variant landslides… we then applied these algorithms for a better understanding of the role of precursory landslides leading to larger failures. Such as output of our research, I include a non-exhaustive list with publications and conference proceedings I have collaborated with during the project (I’m still updating the complete list, conference presentations not included yet and some in preparation manuscripts, we will present our scientific report soon):

Abellán, A., Jaboyedoff, M., Oppikofer, T., Rosser, N.J., Lim, M. and M. Lato (2014a). State of Science: Terrestrial Laser Scanner on rock slopes instabilities. Earth surface proc. and landforms 39 (1), p 80-97 . DOI: 10.1002/esp.3493

Riquelme, A., Abellan, A., Tomás, R., Jaboyedoff, M (2014). A new approach for semi-automatic rock mass joints recognition from 3D point clouds. Computers & Geosciences, 68(0), pp.38–52. DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2014.03.014

Tonini, M. and Abellan, A. (2014). Rockfall detection from LiDAR point clouds: a clustering approach using R. Journal of Spatial Information Science. Number 8. Accepted June 2013. DOI:10.5311/JOSIS.2014.8.123

Royan M.J., Abellán, A., Jaboyedoff, M., Vilaplana, J.M.., Calvet, J. (2013). Spatio-temporal analysis of rockfall pre-failure deformation using Terrestrial LiDAR. Landslides. DOI: 10.1007/s10346-013-0442-0

Carrea, D., Abellán, A., M.-H., Derron, Jaboyedoff, M. (2014). Automatic rockfalls volume estimation based on Terrestrial Laser Scanning data, International Association Engineering Geology Conference, Sept 15-19, 2014 Torino (Italy).

Abellán, A. Michoud, C., Jaboyedoff, M., Baillifard, F., Demierre, J., Carrea, D. and M.H. Derron (2014b). Predicting rates of displacement in continuously-moving mass movements. International Association Engineering Geology Conference, Sept 15-19, 2014 Torino (Italy)

Royan, MJ., Abellán, A., Vilaplana, J.M. Towards rockfall prediction: linking pre-failure deformation with precursory rockfall events.ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium (EUROCK 2014), Vigo (Spain), May 2014

Riquelme, A., Abellán, A., Tomás, R., Jaboyedoff, M (2014). Rock slope discontinuity extraction and stability analysis from 3D point clouds: application to an urban rock slope. Vertical Geology Conference 2014, Lausanne Switzerland, 05-07 Feb. 2014.

Royan, M., Abellan, A, Vilaplana, J. M., Jaboyedoff. M. (2014). Rockfall precursory indicators on the evolution of rock slopes (in spanish).XIII Reunión Nacional de Geomorfología en España, Sept. 2014.

Abellan, A., Moya, J., Jaboyedoff, M., Corominas., J., (2013a). The Vallcebre landslide: predicting landslide velocities from rainfall data (in spanish). VIII Spanish symposium on landslides and slope stability. Palma de Mallorca, Spain. pp 1081-1092

Tomás, R., Abellán, A., Cano, M., Jaboyedoff, M., Delgado, J., Saval, J.M., Tenza, A., Brotons, F. (2013). TLS cliff monitoring in the Finestrat urban area, Alicante, Spain (in Spanish). VIII Spanish symposium on landslides and slope stability. Palma de Mallorca, Spain. pp 821-832

Royan, M., Abellan, A, Vilaplana, J. M., Jaboyedoff., M., Calvet, J (2013). Precursory deformation analysis using Terrestrial LiDAR (in Spanish). VIII Spanish symposium on landslides and slope stability. Palma de Mallorca, Spain. pp 741-750.

Abellan, A. Royan, M., Carrea, D., Vilaplana, J. M., Tonini, M., Calvet, J (2013b). Recent advances in spatio-temporal prediction of rockfalls (in spanish). Proceedings of the VIII Spanish Geological Conference, 17-19 Julio 2012, Oviedo (Spain).

Jaboyedoff  M., Abellan, A., Derron, M-H., Carrea, D., Michoud, C. and Mattasci, B (accepted). LiDAR Use for Mapping and Monitoring of Landslides. Natural hazards encyclopaedia. Taylor and Francis.

Royan, M.J., Abellan, A., Vilaplana, J.M. (under review). Early detection of rock slope failures using precursory rockfalls along cracks. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences.

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