Giovanni Crosta, Prof. University of Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italy
Giovanni B. Crosta is presently professor at the University of Milano Bicocca, Italy. He collaborates with various universities and research institutes and participates to several european and international projects. He collaborated with various technical offices and local administrations both in Italy and abroad on landslide hazard and risk assessment.
Teaching and research activities are mainly focused on engineering geology subjects, soil and rock mechanics, landslide mapping, monitoring and modelling.
Research activities are presently focused on: triggering of shallow landslides, and definition of empirical and physically based thresholds, also with adoption of monitoring techniques for soil moisture content and changes; identification of the transition from slow to fast moving landslides and evaluation of displacement and velocity thresholds; characterization and modelling of long runout landslides (rock avalanches); monitoring and modelling of deep seated slope gravitational deformations; rock fall modelling and definition of hazard assessment procedures both at local and regional scale; geomorphological mapping for landslide susceptibility zonation; alluvial fan geomorphological description, classification and zonation.
He has been guest editor for some special issues on: Large slope instabilities (Engineering Geology, Elsevier), Rainfall triggered landslides (NHESS, EGU; Engineering Geology, Elsevier), Landslides and debris flows (NHESS; EGU).
Crosta G., Agliardi F. (2002). How to obtain alert velocity thresholds for large rockslide/rock avalanches. Physics And Chemistry Of The Earth vol. 27, 36, pp. 1557-1565.
Crosta G., Agliardi F. (2003). Failure forecast for large rock slides by surface displacement measurements. Canadian Geotechnical Journal vol. 40, pp. 176-191.
Agliardi F., Crosta G. (2003). High resolution three-dimensional numerical modelling of rockfalls. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences vol. 40,4, june, pp. 455-471.
Crosta G.B., Frattini P. (2003) Distributed modelling of shallow landslides triggered by intense rainfall. Natural Hazards And Earth System Sciences NHESS, European Geophysical Society, vol. 3, 1-2, pp. 81-93 ISSN 1561-8633.
Crosta G.B., Imposimato S., Roddeman D.G. (2003) Numerical modelling of large landslides stability and runout. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences vol. 3, 6, 523-538.
Crosta G.B., Chen H., Lee C.F. (2004) Replay of the 1987 Val Pola Landslide, Italian Alps. Geomorphology, Vol. 60, Issue: 1-2, May 3, 2004, pp. 127-146.
Crosta G.B., Frattini P. (2004) Controls on modern alluvial fan processes in the central Alps, northern Italy. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Volume 29, Issue 3, March 2004, Pages: 267-293.
Crosta, G.B., Imposimato, S., Roddeman, D.G., Chiesa, S., Moia, F. (2004) Small fast moving flow-like landslides in volcanic deposits: the 2001 Las Colinas Landslide (El Salvador). Engineering Geology, 79, 185-214