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Rockfall risk evaluation using geotechnical survey, remote sensing data, and GIS: a case study from western Greece
Author(s): Konstantinos Nikolakopoulos; Nikolaos Depountis; Nikolaos Vagenas; Katerina Kavoura; Eleni Vlaxaki; George Kelasidis; Nikolaos Sabatakakis
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Paper Abstract

In this paper a specific example of the synergistic use of geotechnical survey, remote sensing data and GIS for rockfall risk evaluation is presented. The study area is located in Western Greece. Extensive rockfalls have been recorded along Patras – Ioannina highway just after the cable-stayed bridge of Rio-Antirrio, at Klokova site. The rockfalls include medium- sized limestone boulders with volume up to 1.5m3. A detailed engineering geological survey was conducted including rockmass characterization, laboratory testing and geological - geotechnical mapping. Many Rockfall trajectory simulations were done. Rockfall risk along the road was estimated using spatial analysis in a GIS environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9535, Third International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2015), 953518 (19 June 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2193750
Show Author Affiliations
Konstantinos Nikolakopoulos, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
Nikolaos Depountis, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
Nikolaos Vagenas, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
Katerina Kavoura, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
Eleni Vlaxaki, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
George Kelasidis, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
Nikolaos Sabatakakis, Univ. of Patras (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9535:
Third International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2015)
Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis; Kyriacos Themistocleous; Silas Michaelides; Giorgos Papadavid, Editor(s)

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