Estudiar l'impacte del transport sòlid en els processos de morfologia i estabilitat de conques a través dels models físics i numèrics. Aprofundir en metodologies de restauració de lleres i riveres. Investigar els processos físics especials com: corrents de densitat, fluxos detrítics en alta montanya, interacció entre flux i vegetació, transport reactiu en rius i fluxos turbulents, resuspensió en embassaments. Interaccionar amb l'entorn extra universitari a través de la formació d'estudiantat de grau, realització de cursos d'especialització i transferència de tecnologia.

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GITS trabaja en el estudio del comportamiento de los ríos, su estabilidad y su comportamiento. Desde ríos de alta montaña hasta ríos de planicie dando énfasis a las obras de protección contra la erosión (pilas y estribos de puente) y la inundabilidad (flujos a través de vegetación). Se ha especializado en los últimos años en los flujos detríticos, para lo cual se ha diseñado un modelo físico de laboratorio, un canal de alta pendiente. Ha desarrollado nuevas metodologías para la evaluación del riesgo de inundación para Flash Floods y Debris Flows así como también para sequías: tema del Master Mundus que coordina. Una actividad importante es la consolidación de los laboratorios de Morfodinámica Fluvial I y II. Con capacidad actual para desarrollar más de 6 experimentos diferentes al mismo tiempo. El estudio de los flujos con sedimento de gran importancia en la naturaleza y en su relación con el hombre se ve reforzado en el desarrollo de modelos numéricos propios.

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Study the impact of solid transport in basin morphology and stability through numerical and physical models. Deep studies of basin and river restoration methodologies. Research on special physical process such as: density currents, debris flows, interaction between flow and vegetation, reactive transport in rivers and turbulent flows, reservoir entrainment. Interact with extra university researching process through teaching graduate students, specialization courses and technology transference.

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Recent Submissions

  • Analysis of river bed dynamic evolution following a landslide dam 

    Del Sasso, S.F; Sole, Aurelia; Bateman Pinzón, Allen; Medina Iglesias, Vicente César de; Mirauda, Domenica; Volpe Plantamura, Antonio; Giosa, Luciana; Guariglia, Annibale (2015-12)
    Article
    Open Access
    Landslides and debris flows can strongly interact with the river network and its mass transport processes, determining modifications of the river pattern with consequent effects on the hydrodynamic phenomena, alterations ...
  • Morpho-fluvial analysis of headwater catchments: an example from the Central-Eastern Pyrenees 

    Chevalier, Guillaume Gerard; Medina Iglesias, Vicente César de; Hurlimann Ziegler, Marcel; Bateman Pinzón, Allen (2015-05)
    Article
    Open Access
    Geomorphometry of headwater catchments has been poorly reported in the Central-Eastern Pyrenees. This study presents a series of parameters obtained for Central-Eastern Pyrenean headwater catchments. The database consists ...
  • Experimental studies on 3D impulse waves generated by rapid landslides and debris flows 

    Bregoli, Francesco; Bateman Pinzón, Allen; Medina Iglesias, Vicente César de; Gómez Cortés, Diego (2013)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    The input of material in a water body at high velocity, like a landslide or a debris flow, can induce a big, abnormal wave, known as impulse wave or landslide tsunami wave. Once the wave is triggered, the effects on the ...
  • Vortex rings impinging on permeable boundaries 

    Mujal Colilles, Anna; Dalziel, Stuart; Bateman Pinzón, Allen (2015-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Experiments with vortex rings impinging permeable and solid boundaries are presented in order to investigate the influence of permeability. Utilizing Particle Image Velocimetry, we compared the behaviour of a vortex ring ...
  • Debris-flow susceptibility assessment at regional scale : Validation on an alpine environment 

    Bregoli, Francesco; Medina Iglesias, Vicente César de; Chevalier, Guillaume Gerard; Hurlimann Ziegler, Marcel; Bateman Pinzón, Allen (2014-08)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
  • Debris flow warning through radar nowcasting and critical rainfall thresholds: a case study in the Glarus catchment (Switzerland) 

    Mitidieri, Francesco; Papa, Maria Nicolina; Ciervo, Fabio; Berenguer Ferrer, Marc; Sempere Torres, Daniel; de Medina Iglesias, Vicente César; Bateman Pinzón, Allen (Springer, 2015)
    Part of book or chapter of book
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    The mitigation of debris flow (DF) risk can be achieved by the means of reliable warning systems. At present time, operational warning systems are mostly based on critical rainfall thresholds (CRT) derived through the ...
  • Assessment methodology for the prediction of landslide dam hazard 

    Del Sasso, S.F; Sole, Aurelia; Pascale, Stefania; Sdao, Francesco; Bateman Pinzón, Allen; de Medina Iglesias, Vicente César (2014-03)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper represents a contribution to the study of hazard caused by the interaction between landslides and river courses. The effects of such interferences are often catastrophic and could include the formation of upstream ...
  • Debris-flow susceptibility analysis using fluvio-morphological parameters and data mining: application to the Central-Eastern Pyrenees 

    Chevalier, Guillaume Gerard; Medina Iglesias, Vicente César de; Hurlimann Ziegler, Marcel; Bateman Pinzón, Allen (2013-06)
    Article
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    Based on debris-flow inventories and using a geographical information system, the susceptibility models presented here take into account fluvio-morphologic parameters, gathered for every first-order catchment. Data mining ...
  • Desarrollo de herramientas para la evaluación preliminar de la peligrosidad de corrientes detríticas 

    Bregoli, Francesco; Bateman Pinzón, Allen; Medina Iglesias, Vicente César de; Hurlimann Ziegler, Marcel (2010)
    Conference report
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    Con el objetivo de proporcionar recomendaciones para la alerta temprana de fenómenos potencialmente desencadenantes de corrientes detríticas (“Debris Flow”), uno de los temas principales es la identificación preliminar de ...
  • High-speed debris-flows generating 2D impulse waves: Experimental analysis 

    Bregoli, Francesco; Bateman Pinzón, Allen; Medina Iglesias, Vicente César de (2012)
    Conference report
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    When a landslide or a debris-flow falls in a water body, a big wave, known as impulse wave or landslide tsunami wave, can be generated. That phenomenon can be highly destructive and unlikely predicted, involving dams and ...

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