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dc.contributor.authorJaneras, Marc
dc.contributor.authorJara Salvador, José Antonio
dc.contributor.authorRoyan, Manuel J.
dc.contributor.authorVilaplana, Joan Manuel
dc.contributor.authorAguasca Solé, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorFabregas Canovas, Francisco Javier
dc.contributor.authorGili Ripoll, José Antonio
dc.contributor.authorBuxó, Pere
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Teoria del Senyal i Comunicacions
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.identifier.citationJaneras, M., Jara, J., Royan, M., Vilaplana, J.M., Aguasca, A., Fabregas, F., Gili, J., Buxó, P. Multi-technique approach to rockfall monitoring in the Montserrat massif (Catalonia, NE Spain). "Engineering geology", 9 Març 2017, vol. 219, p. 4-20.
dc.description.abstractMontserrat Mountain is located near Barcelona in Catalonia, in the northeast of Spain, and its massif is formed by conglomerate interleaved by siltstone/sandstone with steep slopes very prone to rockfalls. The increasing number of visitors in the monastery area, reaching 2.4 million per year, has highlighted the risk derived from rockfalls for this building area and also for the terrestrial accesses, both roads and the rack railway. A risk mitigation plan has been launched, and its first phase during 2014-2016 has been focused largely on testing several monitoring techniques for their later implementation. The results of the pilot tests, performed as a development from previous sparse experiences and data, are presented together with the first insights obtained. These tests combine four monitoring techniques under different conditions of continuity in space and time domains, which are: displacement monitoring with Ground-based Synthetic Aperture Radar and characterization at slope scale, with an extremely non-uniform atmospheric phase screen due to the stepped topography and atmosphere stratification; Terrestrial Laser Scanner surveys quantifying the frequency of small or even previously unnoticed rockfalls, and monitoring rock block centimetre scale displacements; the monitoring of rock joints implemented through a wireless sensor network with an ad hoc design of ZigBee loggers developed by ICGC; and, finally, monitoring singular rock needles with Total Station.
dc.format.extent17 p.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació::Radiocomunicació i exploració electromagnètica
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Geologia::Riscos geològics
dc.subject.lcshEnvironmental monitoring
dc.subject.lcshSensor networks
dc.subject.otherPrecursory displacement
dc.subject.otherWireless sensor network
dc.titleMulti-technique approach to rockfall monitoring in the Montserrat massif (Catalonia, NE Spain)
dc.subject.lemacSeguiment ambiental
dc.subject.lemacXarxes de sensors
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. RSLAB - Grup de Recerca en Teledetecció
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. EGEO - Enginyeria Geomàtica
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
upcommons.citation.authorJaneras, M., Jara, J., Royan, M., Vilaplana, J.M., Aguasca, A., Fabregas, F., Gili, J., Buxó, P.
upcommons.citation.publicationNameEngineering geology

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