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The LabEx ITEM is a research network in the field of humanities and social sciences. The research laboratories that make up this network come from institutions located in the Isere and the Savoie french departments. Labex ITEM's vocation is to provide the mountain territories with the analytical capacity and expertise that are essential to cope with the various forms of change they face: economical, demographical, cultural, climatic and so on.

The objective of this platform is to to shed light on the LabEx ITEM's own activities and networks. Its goal is also to communicate about its partners' various information when related to the mountain territories. This is an open communication and collaborative tool for everyone.

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Journal of Mountain Science

Stability analysis of slope in strain-softening soils using local arc-length solution scheme

Abstract Soils with strain-softening behavior — manifesting as a reduction of strength with increasing plastic strain — are commonly found in the natural environment. For slopes in these soils, a progressive failure mechanism can o...

Journal of Mountain Science

Deformation features and failure mechanism of steep rock slope under the mining activities and rainfall

Abstract Underground mining activities and rainfall have potential important influence on the initiation and reactivation of the slope deformations, especially on the steep rock slope. In this paper, using the discrete element meth...

Journal of Mountain Science

Tree-ring reconstruction of streamflow for Palgong Mountain forested watershed in southeastern South Korea

Abstract Tree-ring chronologies from pine, oak and black locust tree species were used to reconstruct annual streamflow and examine hydrological drought years for Palgong Mountain forested watershed in southeastern South Korea for ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Using modified Soil Conservation Service curve number method to simulate the role of forest in flood control in the upper reach of the Tingjiang River in China

Abstract To improve flood control efficiency and increase urban resilience to flooding, the impacts of forest type change on flood control in the upper reach of the Tingjiang River (URTR) were evaluated by a modified model based on...

Journal of Mountain Science

A catastrophic debris flow in the Wenchuan Earthquake area, July 2013: characteristics, formation, and risk reduction

Abstract In the Wenchuan Earthquake area, many co-seismic landslides formed blocking-dams in debris flow channels. This blocking and bursting of landslide dams amplifies the debris flow scale and results in severe catastrophes. The...

Journal of Mountain Science

Quantifying land degradation in the Zoige Basin, NE Tibetan Plateau using satellite remote sensing data

Abstract Considerable efforts have been dedicated to desertification research in the arid and semi-arid drylands of central Asia. However, there are few quantitative studies in conjunction with proper qualitative evaluation concern...

Journal of Mountain Science

Applications of variogram modeling to electrical resistivity data for the occurrence and distribution of saline groundwater in Domail Plain, northwestern Himalayan fold and thrust belt, Pakistan

Abstract This paper studies electrical resistivity dataset acquired for a groundwater study in the Domail Plain in the northwestern Himalayan section of Pakistan. Through a combination of geostatistical analysis, geophysical invers...

Journal of Mountain Science

Age-related changes of leaf traits and stoichiometry in an alpine shrub ( Rhododendron agglutinatum ) along altitudinal gradient

Abstract Leaf morphological and stoichiometric characteristics are considered to represent both the interior inheritable characters in the plant and its adaptations to specific exterior environments. Rhododendron agglutinatum, an e...

Journal of Mountain Science

Influence of atmospheric circulation on precipitation in Altai Mountains

Abstract We analyzed the changes in precipitation regime in the Altai Mountains for 1959-2014 and estimate the influence of atmospheric circulations on these changes. Our study showed that during last 56 years the changes in the pr...

Journal of Mountain Science

Effect of climate change on seasonal water use efficiency in subalpine Abies fabri

Abstract Abies fabri is a typical subalpine dark coniferous forest in southwestern China. Air temperature increases more at high elevation areas than that at low elevation areas in mountainous...

Journal of Mountain Science

The influence of upstream slope on the local scour at drop structure

Abstract The drop structure will fail as a result of local scoring downstream. This paper discusses the influence of a drop structures’ upstream slope to local scour. Empirical equations of the scour hole were developed by laborato...

Journal of Mountain Science

Hybrid denoising-jittering data processing approach to enhance sediment load prediction of muddy rivers

Abstract Successful modeling of hydro-environmental processes widely relies on quantity and quality of accessible data, and noisy data can affect the modeling performance. On the other hand in training phase of any Artificial Intel...