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Statistical techniques applied to mass movement’s studies in the municipality of Itaoca, Ribeira Valley (SP)

Grant number: 17/00391-0
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: April 02, 2017 - April 07, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Physical Geography
Principal Investigator:Bianca Carvalho Vieira
Grantee:Bianca Carvalho Vieira
Visiting researcher: Carlos Valdir de Meneses Bateira
Visiting researcher institution: Universidade do Porto (UP), Portugal
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Since 2015 the Research Group of Morphodynamic and Environmental Processes from USP has been developing studies on the landslides and the debris flows that occurred in the municipality of Itaoca in 2014, that caused numerous social, economic and environmental losses. The project focus on "Debris Flow Hazard Mapping: Methodological Proposal for Predict Impacts" to evaluate the debris flow hazard based on morphometric/morphological parameters, physically-based mathematical models and land use patterns. Nevertheless, for more rigorous estimation of the role played by morphometric parameters, for instance, the application of statistical methods is fundamental. Thus, the visit of the Professor is essential to continue the discussions of this project on the field and laboratory, to make available a contact between the visitor and the students and professors involved of the Department of Geography of the University of São Paulo. (AU)

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