Manon Farvacque

Manon Farvacque
University of Geneva | UNIGE · Institute of Environmental Sciences



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The rockfall phenomenon is deined as a rock block that detaches from a vertical or sub-vertical clif and travels down the slope in rapid motions. Every year, some rockfalls reach urbanized areas, causing damage to structures and injuring people. In this context, a precise rockfall risk analysis has become essential for authorities and stakeholders....
The spatial and temporal quantification of rockfall frequency remains a major challenge in mountain environments, especially also in terms of rockfall management. Approaches that have been used traditionally to quantify rockfall frequency include historical records, remote sensing, or in situ monitoring, but have been shown repeatedly to suffer fro...
In mountain environments, precise rockfall risk evaluation is crucial to reduce death tolls and costs. However, to date, existing rockfall risk assessment procedures remain scarce, as they focus only on existing elements at risk and with the damage expectation as sole risk measure. Here, we propose an approach to evaluate the distribution of damage...
Les chutes de blocs représentent un aléa majeur dans les zones montagneuses, menaçant infrastructures collectives, zones urbanisée et vies humaines. Les conséquences de ces événements peuvent être importantes pour les collectivités locales ainsi que les pouvoirs publics, qui restent démunis en matière de méthode de diagnostic et d'analyse du risque...
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Rockfalls are a common type of fast moving landslide, corresponding to the detachment of individual rocks and boulders of different sizes from a vertical or sub-vertical cliff, and to their travel down the slope by free falling, bouncing and/or rolling. Every year, in the Alpine environment, rockfalls reach urbanized areas causing damage to structu...
Due to intense urban sprawl in rockfall-prone areas, a precise rockfall risk assessment has become a crucial issue for public authorities and stakeholders. In this context, quantitative risk analysis (QRA) procedures, accounting for the specificities of the rockfall process, have been developed. For the last few decades, several studies have examin...


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