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Ms. Ramya Raju, Ms. Meena Bhagat, "LANDSLIDE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM", VIVA-IJRI Volume 1, Issue 4, Article 201, pp. 1-3, 2021. Published by Computer Engineering Department, VIVA Institute of Technology, Virar, India.


The landslide consists of rock wedge threatening two roads which are important for local transportation. The present work encompasses all the components of an early warning system, including the geological knowledge, the risk scenarios, the kinematic characterization of the landslide, the choice and installation of the monitoring system, the setting of appropriate alarm levels and the de?nition of plans of civil protection. The focus is on practical and logistical issues met in all these phases and the counter-measures adopted. At present the system consists in 13 wire extensometers, 1 thermometer, 1 rain gauge and 3 cameras. Should a velocity threshold be exceeded by two or more sensors, the attention level would be entered, causing improved monitoring and surveillance. In case the behaviour of the landslide changes and, by using expert judgment and forecasting methods, an imminent failure is hinted, then an alarm is issued and the upper road is closed.


warning system, protection, monitoring.


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