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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

Debris flow susceptibility analysis based on the combined impacts of antecedent earthquakes and droughts: a case study for cascade hydropower stations in the upper Yangtze River, China

Abstract The upper Yangtze River region is one of the most frequent debris flow areas in China. The study area contains a cascade of six large hydropower stations located along the river with total capacity of more than 70 million ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Measurement on soil deformation caused by expanded-base pile in transparent soil using particle image velocimetry (PIV)

Abstract A new small-scale geotechnical physical model in 1-g and unconfined condition, combining the transparent soil, close-range photogrammetry and particle image velocimetry (PIV), was employed, which provides a non-intrusively...

Journal of Mountain Science

Evaluation of potential surface instability using finite element method in Kharsali Village, Yamuna Valley, Northwest Himalaya

Abstract Kharsali village, located in the Northwest Himalaya near the confluence of the Yamuna River and Unta Gad, is situated on a thick (>150 m) paleolandslide deposit. The village is continuously being eroded at its base by the ...

Journal of Mountain Science

Who is at risk in the French mountains? Profiles of the accident victims in outdoor sports and mountain recreation

Abstract The risk of both severe and frequent injury associated with active pursuits in mountain areas is acknowledged. This phenomenon is all the most relevant to investigate in France that there is a growing enthusiasm for outdoo...

Journal of Mountain Science

Seasonal and spatial distribution of trace metals in alpine soils of Eastern Tibetan Plateau, China

Abstract The distribution of trace metals in remote alpine region is an effective way to understand the impacts of regional human activity and vegetation on the alpine ecosystem. In this study, the concentrations of cadmium (Cd), c...

Journal of Mountain Science

Rolling motion behavior of rockfall on gentle slope: an experimental approach

Abstract The effects of slope surface material, slope gradient, block shape, and block mass conditions on rockfall rolling velocity were estimated with orthogonal test approach. Visual analysis shows that the importance of the fact...

Journal of Mountain Science

An investigation on changes in glacier mass balance and hypsometry for a small mountainous glacier in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau

Abstract Mass balance is a key indicator of the sensitivity of glaciers to climate change. Field measurement is one of the most important ways to study the mass balance of glaciers. Based on observations of mass balance in the abla...

Journal of Mountain Science

Using LIDAR and ground truth for landslide recognition and characterization of geotechnical and morphological parameters in sedimentary rocks, a case study in Northern Bavaria (Germany)

Abstract The use of LIDAR-derived shaded relief maps led to the identification of all potential landslide areas in a hilly region in Northern Bavaria (1590 km2), Germany. Every possible structure was investigated by field investiga...

Journal of Mountain Science

Local perceptions of climate change and adaptation needs in the Ifugao Rice Terraces (Northern Philippines)

Abstract The Ifugao Rice Terraces in the Philippines is recognized worldwide as a sustainable landscape where humans live in harmony with nature. The success of the Ifugao Rice Terraces largely depends on the attunement of local fa...

Journal of Mountain Science

Changes and development plans in the mountain villages of South Korea: Comparison of the first and second national surveys

Abstract Owing to the geographic disadvantages of mountain villages, the social, cultural, and economic conditions of mountain villagers are inferior to those of urban dwellers in South Korea. Thus, in 1995, the The government of S...

Journal of Mountain Science

Quantifying spatial scale of positive and negative terrains pattern at watershed-scale: Case in soil and water conservation region on Loess Plateau

Abstract The positive and negative terrains (P-N terrains) widely distributed across China’s Loess Plateau constitute the dual structure characteristic of loess landforms. Analysis of loess P-N terrains at the watershed scale can s...

Journal of Mountain Science

Seasonal variations of organic carbon and nitrogen in the upper basins of Yangtze and Yellow Rivers

Abstract The profound impacts exerted by climate warming on the Tibetan Plateau have been documented extensively, but the biogeochemical responses remain poorly understood. This study was aimed at seasonal variations of total organ...