Rosa Maria Mateos

Rosa Maria Mateos
Instituto Geológico y Minero de España | IGME · Natural Hazards

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Introduction
Dr. Rosa María Mateos has a BSc and a PhD in Geological Sciences. She works as Researcher in the Geological Survey of Spain (Granada), and her research interests include geohazards, monitoring and modelling, with a focus on landslides, rockfalls and ground subsidence. She participates in numerous National and European projects related to Geohazards monitoring and prevention. She is currently Deputy Chair in the Earth Observation Expert Group of the EuroGeoSurveys.
Additional affiliations
September 1995 - June 2000
University of the Balearic Islands
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Environmental Geology and Quaternary Geology
February 1995 - September 2015
Instituto Geológico y Minero de España
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Description
  • PhD in Geological Sciences and MBA in Engineering Geology.
Education
September 1998 - May 2001
Complutense University of Madrid
Field of study
  • Engineering Geology, Natural Hazards
September 1990 - June 1992
Complutense University of Madrid
Field of study
  • Engineering geology

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Publications (147)
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RESUMEN Comprender las condiciones que producen los desprendimientos de rocas durante y después de un incendio forestal, es un gran reto al que se expone la comunidad científica, con el fin de precisar el riesgo por este tipo de eventos. El aumento de desprendimientos de rocas asociados con los incendios forestales está relacionado con varios facto...
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Intense precipitation is one of the main drivers of landslides around the globe. On a global scale, the occurrence of very wet periods is controlled by different, well-known natural cycles: ENSO, NAO, SUNSPOT, etc. In this paper, we present a spatio-temporal analysis of climate cycles on the island of Majorca (Spain) and their correlation with the...
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Geohazard prone areas require continuous monitoring to detect risks, understand the phenomena occurring in those regions and prevent disasters. Satellite interferometry (InSAR) has come to be a trustworthy technique for ground movement detection and monitoring in the last few years. InSAR based techniques allow to process large areas providing high...
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The new European round Motion Service (Copernicus) opens a new perspective in the use of Satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry (InSAR) products. Moreover, the start-up of new constellations with systematic acquisition policies and free data access like Sentinel-1, is increasing the interest in these techniques. In this context, not only...
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When an active landslide is first identified in an artificial reservoir, a comprehensive study has to be quickly conducted to analyse the possible hazard that it may represent to such a critical infrastructure. This paper presents the case of the El Arrecife Landslide, located in a slope of the Rules Reservoir (Southern Spain), as an example of geo...
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[See the full-text in the following link: https://rdcu.be/cyFI0]. When an active landslide is first identified in an artificial reservoir, a comprehensive study has to be quickly conducted to analyse the possible hazard that it may represent to such a critical infrastructure. This paper presents the case of the El Arrecife Landslide, located in a s...
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The geological context determines that Iberoamerica is one of the territories of the world most exposed to disasters derived from active geological processes. As far as the main geohazards which threaten the Iberoamerican countries are concerned, floods and flash floods cause the greatest damage, followed by earthquakes, mass movements and volcanic...
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An example of the combined use of UAV photogrammetry and rockfall numerical simulation is described. A case of fragmental rockfall occurred on 17 November 2018 in Cárcavos, a site located in the Spanish municipality of Ayna (Albacete). The event caused a great social alarm as some infrastructure was affected. By using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)...
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Understanding processes and conditions that lead to rockfalls during and after a wildfire in different geological contexts is crucial since this phenomenon is one of the major hazards in mountainous regions across Europe. Spain is one of the European countries with the highest rate of wildfires, and rockfalls cause high economic and social impact,...
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Modelling rockfall phenomena is complex and requires various inputs, including an accurate location of the source areas. Source areas are controlled by geomorphological, geological, or other geoenvironmental factors and may largely influence the results of the modelling. In the Canary Islands, rockfalls are extremely common and pose a major threat...
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The Alto Guadalentín Basin (Spain) is widely recognized as an area of major anthropogenic land subsidence due to groundwater extraction. This paper presents a numerical methodology to quantify the severe subsidence of this basin over history. First, a 3D groundwater model is proposed to reproduce groundwater evolution in the regional Alto Guadalent...
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Landslides have great socio-economic impacts in urban areas. The increasing consumption of land resources for urban purposes is leading to a large augmentation in people living in prone-locations to landslides. Spain is a clear example of this, where some dramatic, recent cases of landslides in new urban environments are analyzed. We show the metho...
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Subsidence, the lowering of Earth's land surface, is a potentially destructive hazard that can be caused by a wide range of natural or anthropogenic triggers but mainly results from solid or fluid mobilization underground. Subsidence due to groundwater depletion (1) is a slow and gradual process that develops on large time scales (months to years),...
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La División Internacional del Conservatorio del Litoral promovió la elaboración de un Atlas of Small Mediterranean Islands. Este es el correspondiente a las Islas Baleares. Se incluye un capítulo dedicado a los procesos de laderas inestables, como los delizamientos y desprendimientos rocosos en las pequeñas islas que circundan las Baleares.
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Rockfalls are frequent and harmful phenomena occurring in mountain ranges, coastal cliffs, and slope cuts. Although several natural processes occur in their formation and triggering, rainfall is one of the most common causes. The prediction of rock failures is of social significance for civil protection purposes and can rely on the statistical anal...
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Mapa de eventos metereológicos extremos en las costas de Portugal, España y sur de Francia durante los últimos 10 años. Pérdidas humanas y económicas.
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The island of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain) is characterized by a large variability of volcanic rocks, reflecting its volcanic evolution resulting from the built-up process of an intraplate oceanic island. The geological map provided by Geological Survey of Spain at 1:25.000 scale shows more than 109 different lithologies and it is too compl...
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Este informe tiene como finalidad resumir los mecanismos existentes en España para gestionar los peligros geológicos ligados al clima, así como ofrecer datos actuales sobre los mismos: inundaciones, deslizamientos y desprendimientos rocosos, riesgos costeros, etc. El trabajo analiza una serie de cuestionarios compartidos a la comunidad científica,...
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La Actividad 1.1 del GT 1 de RISKCOAST tiene como finalidad llevar a cabo un exhaustivo inventario de los eventos costeros ocurridos durante los últimos 10 años, que hayan generado alarma y daños significativos en el territorio SUDOE de cada uno de los países participantes. Como «significativo» ha de entenderse eventos con víctimas mortales y/o dañ...
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Slope failures occur in open-pit mining areas worldwide, producing considerable damage in addition to economic loss. Identifying the triggering factors and detecting unstable slopes and precursory displacements —which can be achieved by exploiting remote sensing data— are critical for reducing their impact. Here we present a methodology that combin...
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Rockfalls are the most frequent and dangerous instability phenomena in mountainous areas, causing high economic and social damages. Rockfalls are triggered by complex instability mechanisms and the source areas are controlled by environmental factors like geology, the presence of discontinuities and slope angle. Modeling rockfall phenomena is compl...
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The InSAR technique has been proved to be a powerful tool in order to detect, monitoring and analyse movements related to geological phenomena. Its application ranges from regional/national scale to a very detailed scale, up to a single building analysis. Moreover, since 2014, the free and constant availability of Sentinel-1 data has been helping t...
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The European Space Agency’s Geohazard Exploitation Platform (GEP) (https://geohazardstep. eu/#!) is a web-based platform through users can perform independent analysis by exploiting satellite data. This platform hosts several thematic apps that allow to identify, monitor and asses hazard related to geological processes such as volcanism, land subsi...
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Two earth fissures appeared in Murcia province (southeastern Spain) after the flood occurred because of a heavy downpour on 28 September 2012. In this area, located within the Guadalentín Valley, up to 212 L m−2 was reported that day. More than 200 agricultural exploitations were destroyed by the flooding, with a devastating effect on many infrastr...
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Abstract. Rockfalls are frequent and harmful phenomena occurring in mountain ranges, coastal cliffs and slope cuts. Albeit several natural processes concur in their formation and triggering, rainfall is one of the most common causes. The prediction of rock failures is of social significance for civil protection purposes and can rely on the statisti...
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Landslides in reservoir contexts are a well-recognised hazard that may lead to dangerous situations regarding infrastructures and people’s safety. Satellite-based radar interferometry is proving to be a reliable method to monitor the activity of landslides in such contexts. Here, we present a DInSAR (Differential Interferometric Synthetic Aperture...
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In this work, we developed a new method to assess the impact of climate change (CC) scenarios on land subsidence related to groundwater level depletion in detrital aquifers. The main goal of this work was to propose a parsimonious approach that could be applied for any case study. We also evaluated the methodology in a case study, the Vega de Grana...
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U-Geohaz (Geohazard impact assessment for urban areas) is a two years project that is focused on monitoring geohazard-associated ground deformations, a key prevention action that will be specifically addressed to urban areas and critical infrastructures. The project will propose a procedure to produce maps to assess continuously the potential impac...
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On 17 August 1960 the biggest disaster by death toll in Spain, related with a tailings dam failure , took place in Reocín (Santander). The tailings dam "La Luciana" failed causing the death of eighteen people, most of them children. The mining company carried out several geotech-nical tests in the remaining materials of the tailings dam to understa...
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The coast of Granada (southern Spain) has already been the subject of several studies about landslides in urban areas. This is the case of (1) Cármenes del Mar, (2) Marina del Este, (3) Alfamar and (4) Monte de los Almendros resorts. Previous studies evidence that Cármenes del Mar and Marina del Este resorts were built in hillsides affected by quie...
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The Rules Reservoir is located in the Guadalfeo River to the south of Sierra Nevada (Betic Chain, SE Spain). This reservoir has a storage capacity of 117 hm3 and it supplies water to the populations, subtropical crops and greenhouses in the coast of Granada. The construction of the reservoir presented difficulties due to the instability of the subs...
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Resumen: En El Salvador se han producido numerosos terremotos de magnitud moderada y alta, que han causado daños directos severos y una gran alarma social, fundamentalmente por los fenómenos geológicos indirectos asociados a ellos (deslizamientos, derrumbes, liquefacción etc.). El impacto de estos quedó demostrado en los dos sismos ocurridos en el...
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In recent years, there was an increasing number of studies focusing on rockfalls due to their impacts on social and sustainable development. This work carries out a three-dimensional (3D) simulation of rockfalls at a cultural heritage site nearby the village of Cortes de Pallás (Valencian Community, East Spain). The simulation is based on data coll...
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It has long been recognized that earthquakes change the stress in the upper crust around the fault rupture and can influence the behaviour of neighbouring faults and volcanoes. Rapid estimates of these stress changes can provide the authorities managing the post-disaster situation with valuable data to identify and monitor potential threads and to...
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Despegues extensionales con transporte hacia el SO en Mallorca, estructuras clave para integrar el Promontorio Balear en la evolución tectónica del Mediterráneo occidental. Autor(es) de la comunicación: Abstract: Mallorca forms part of the external thrust belt of the Betics. However, presently, it is surrounded by thin crust of the Valencia Trough...
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SAFETY is a two-years European project started the 1st January 2016 and ended the 1st January 2018. The general aim of the project was to develop a methodology and tools in order to exploit Sentinel-1 data for detecting and monitoring the activity state of geohazards (e.g. landslides, volcanic and subsidence) and evaluating their impact on built-up...
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The Bàlitx area is located on the steep coastal side of the Tramuntana Range (Majorca), a mountainous region which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2011 in the cultural landscape category. The Bàlitx site was occupied by farming areas with dry stone constructions and water storing systems of both Roman and Islamic origin. The coastal...
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La Sierra de Loja forma parte del acuífero de Sierra Gorda, uno de los más importantes de Andalucía. La gran extensión de los carbonatos que la forman y las extraordinarias morfologías kársticas que se han desarrollado en su superficie hacen que un gran volumen del agua de lluvia que cae sobre ella penetre por el terreno, se almacene y circule haci...
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It has long been recognized that earthquakes change the stress in the upper crust around the fault rupture and can influence the behaviour of neighbouring faults and volcanoes. Rapid estimates of these stress changes can provide the authorities managing the post-disaster situation with valuable data to identify and monitor potential threads and to...
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Damages and fatalities caused by geohazards have considerably increased in Europe during the last decades; urban pressure has led more people to live in flood plains, around seismically active areas and in zones prone to landslides. A lack of regulatory mechanisms in many countries to face geohazards within the ambit of urban planning, as well as p...
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The analysis of remote sensing data to assess geohazards is being improved by web-based platforms and collaborative projects, such as the Geohazard Exploitation Platform (GEP) of the European Space Agency (ESA). This paper presents the evaluation of a surface velocity map that is generated by this platform. The map was produced through an unsupervi...
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In the present work, spectral analysis has been applied to determine the presence and statistical significance of climate cycles in long-term data series from different rainfall and gauging stations located in the Tramuntana Range, in the north-western sector of the island of Majorca. Climate signals recorded previously in the Mediterranean region...
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Landslides are one of the most widespread geohazards in Europe, producing significant social and economic impacts. Rapid population growth in urban areas throughout many countries in Europe and extreme climatic scenarios can considerably increase landslide risk in the near future. Variability exists between European countries in both the statutory...
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This work is focused on deformation activity mapping and monitoring using Sentinel-1 (S-1) data and the DInSAR (Differential Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) technique. The main goal is to present a procedure to periodically update and assess the geohazard activity (volcanic activity, landslides and ground-subsidence) of a given area by ex...
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Landslides are widespread natural hazards that generate considerable damage and economic losses worldwide. Detecting terrain movements caused by these phenomena and characterizing affected urban areas is critical to reduce their impact. Here we present a fast and simple methodology to create maps of vulnerable buildings affected by slow-moving land...
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Terrain surface displacements at a site can be induced by more than one geological process. In this work, we use advanced differential interferometry SAR (A-DInSAR) to measure ground deformation in Arcos de la Frontera (SW Spain), where severe damages related to landslide activity and subsidence have occurred in recent years. The damages are concen...
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Estabilidad de taludes en rocas y análisis de desprendimientos Análisis del desprendimiento rocoso de Son Poc (Mallorca) mediante modelización 3D RESUMEN En el municipio de Bunyola, situado en la cara sur de la Serra de Tramuntana de la isla de Mallorca, y después de un periodo de intensas lluvias y bajas temperaturas, se produjo, en la mañana del...
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RESUMEN En el presente trabajo se muestra el caso de la urbanización Los Cármenes del Mar (Almuñécar, Granada). Parte de esta urbanización, de unas 416 viviendas, se construyó sobre un deslizamiento preexistente. Numerosas viviendas han sido evacuadas recientemente y se ha declarado oficialmente el " estado de emergencia " en el complejo urbanístic...
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In Spain, landslides are phenomena mostly concentrated in the mountainous areas and coastal cliffs. Even though many of them have a natural origin, the activity in some locations has increased as a result of changes in land use and due to excavations. The increasing use of mountainous areas for tourism, has led to an unusual frequentation in clearl...
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This work integrates detailed geological and hydrogeological information with PSI data to obtain a better understanding of subsidence processes detected in the detrital aquifer of the Vega de Granada (SE Spain) during the past 13 years. Ground motion was monitored by exploiting SAR images from the ENVISAT (2003-2009), Cosmo-SkyMed (2011-2014) and S...