Clàudia Abancó

Clàudia Abancó

Lecturer Professor

ORCID: 0000-0002-2169-5409
Scopus Author ID: 54890642000
Researcher ID: B-5097-2017
Knowledge area: Prospecció i Investigació Minera

Lecturer in Engineering Geology
Contact Information
Department of Mineralogy, Petrology and Applied Geology
Department of Mineralogy, Petrology and Applied Geology School of Earth Sciences C/Martí Franquès, s/n


Geotechnics and Boreholes
Geochemical and geophyisical prospecting and boreholes

My profile

I am an engineering geologist, interested in understanding the triggering mechanisms and the dynamics of landslides. My research spans over several disciplines of engineering geology, such as: geotechnics ... + info

Academic Training

Engineering Geology . UPC-UB . 13/07/2009 . (Diploma / Degree / Activities)
Geotechnical Engineering . UPC . 27/06/2013 . (Ph.D.)
Curs d'Especialització en Comunicació Científica . Universitat de Vic i Eduscopi . 01/07/2017 . (Specialized Training)

Research interests

Landslide hazard assessment
Early Warning Systems
Wireless sensor networks
Rainfall triggered landslides
Slope stability monitoring techniques


SCaRP: Simulating Cascading Rainfall-triggered landslide hazards in the Philippines . 2019 - 2019 . Ref.NE/S003371/1 . Natural Environment Research Council . PI: Georgina Bennett
Análisis de la erosión de suelos en terrenos de alta pendiente a diferentes escalas. Procesos físicos, auscultación y modelización de futuros cambios ambientales (EROSLOP) . 2020 - 2023 . Ref.PID2019-104266RB-I00 . Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades . PI: Marcel Hürlimann Ziegler

Journal Publications

Hürlimann M, Abancó C, Moya J (2012). Rockfalls detached from a lateral moraine during spring season. 2010 and 2011 events observed at the Rebaixader debris-flow monitoring site (Central Pyrenees, Spain). Landslides . . ISSN: 1612-510X
Abancó C, Hürlimann M, Fritschi B, Graf C, Moya J (2012). Transformation of Ground Vibration Signal for Debris-Flow Monitoring and Detection in Alarm Systems. Sensors . . ISSN: 1424-8220
Hürlimann M, Abancó C, Moya J, Vilajosana I (2013). Results and experiences gathered at the Rebaixader debris-flow monitoring site, Central Pyrenees, Spain. Landslides . . ISSN: 1612-510X
Abancó C, Hürlimann M, Moya J (2014). Analysis of the ground vibration generated by debris flows and other torrential processes at the Rebaixader monitoring site (Central Pyrenees, Spain). Natural Hazards And Earth System Sciences .,2014 . ISSN: 1561-8633
Arattano M, Abancó C, Coviello V, Hürlimann M (2014). Processing the ground vibration signal produced by debris flows: the methods of amplitude and impulses compared. Computers & Geosciences . . ISSN: 0098-3004
Abancó, C.; Hürlimann, M.; Moya, J.; Berenguer, M. (2016). Critical rainfall conditions for the initiation of torrential flows. Results from the Rebaixader catchment (Central Pyrenees). Journal of Hydrology . . ISSN: 0022-1694
Núñez-Andrés MA, Buill F, Hürlimann M, Abancó C (2018). Multi-temporal analysis of morphologic changes applying geomatic techniques. 70 years of torrential activity in the Rebaixader catchment (Central pyrenees). Geomatics Natural Hazards & Risk . ISSN: 1947-5705
Shu H, Hürlimann M, Molowny-Horas R, González M, Pinyol J, Abancó C, Ma J (2019). Relation between land cover and landslide susceptibility in Val d'Aran, Pyrenees (Spain): Historical aspects, present situation and forward prediction. Science of the Total Environment . . ISSN: 0048-9697
Abancó, C.; Bennett, G.L.; Matthews, A.J.; Matera, M.A.; Tan, F.J. (2021). The role of geomorphology, rainfall and soil moisture in the occurrence of landslides triggered by 2018 Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines. Natural Hazards And Earth System Sciences, 21(5), pp. 1531 - 1550 . . ISSN: 1561-8633