Antonio Abellan

portrait Dr. Antonio Abellan

Rue de lindustrie 45
CH-1951 SION

Phone2: +41 (0) 27 607 11 88
Fax: +41 (0) 27 607 11 94
E-mail: antonio.abellan(at)
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Phone2: +41 (0) 27 607 11 88
Fax: +41 (0) 27 607 11 94
E-mail: antonio.abellan(at)
URL Institution:

Additional functions:
# Lecturer in Engineering Geology @ University of Leeds
# Research Fellow @ University of Cambridge
# Adjunct assistant professor @ Queen's University
# Associate Editor in Computers & Geosciences.
# Scientific and Organizing Committee member at multiple conferences and workshops.
# Keynote speaker
# Consulting
# Teaching and Mentoring MSc and PhD students
# Project evaluator

Key Publications of Antonio Abellan (up to ten) :
(last update in 2017/06)

  • Eltner, A., Kaiser, A., Schindewolf, M., and Abellán, A. 2017. Time-lapse structure-from-motion photogrammetry for continuous geomorphic monitoring. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI: 10.1002/esp.4178.

  • Kromer, R., Abellán, A., Hutchinson, J., Lato, M., Jaboyedoff, M. 2017. Automated Terrestrial Laser Scanning with Near Real-Time Change Detection – Monitoring of the Séchilienne Landslide. Earth Surface Dynamics, 5, 293-310,, 2017.

  • Abellan, A., Derron, M.-.H. and Jaboyedoff, M., 2016. “Use of 3D Point Clouds in Geohazards” Special Issue: Current Challenges and Future Trends. Remote Sensing, v. 8, p.130-130. doi:10.3390/rs8020130.

  • Carrea, D., Abellan, A., Humair, F., Matasci, B., Derron, M.H. and Jaboyedoff, M., 2016. Correction of terrestrial LiDAR intensity channel using Oren-Nayar reflectance model: An application to lithological differentiation. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, v. 113, p.17-29. doi:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2015.12.004.

  • Eitel, J.U.H., Höfle, B., Vierling, L.A., Abellán, A., Asner, G.P., Deems, J.S., Glennie, C.L., Joerg, P.C., LeWinter, A.L., Magney, T.S., Mandlburger, G., Morton, D.C., Müller, J. and Vierling, K.T., 2016. Beyond 3-D: The new spectrum of lidar applications for earth and ecological sciences. Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 186, p.372-392. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.08.018.

  • Riquelme, A.J., Tomás, R. and Abellán, A., 2016. Characterization of rock slopes through slope mass rating using 3D point clouds. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, v. 84, p.165-176. doi:10.1016/j.ijrmms.2015.12.008.

  • Kromer, R.A., Abellán, A., Hutchinson, D.J., Lato, M., Edwards, T. and Jaboyedoff, M., 2015. A 4D filtering and calibration technique for small-scale point cloud change detection with a terrestrial laser scanner. Remote Sensing, v. 7, p.13029-13058. doi:10.3390/rs71013029.

  • Longchamp, C., Abellan, A., Jaboyedoff, M. and Manzella, I., 2015. 3-D models and structural analysis of analogue rock avalanche deposits: a kinematic analysis of the propagation mechanism. Earth Surface Dynamics Discussions, v. 3, p.1255-1288. doi:10.5194/esurfd-3-1255-2015.

  • Matasci, B., Carrea, D., Abellan, A., Derron, M.H., Humair, F., Jaboyedoff, M. and Metzger, R., 2015. Geological mapping and fold modeling using terrestrial laser scanning point clouds: Application to the Dents-du-Midi limestone massif (Switzerland). European Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 48, p.569-591. doi:10.5721/EuJRS20154832.

  • Riquelme, A.J., Abellán, A. and Tomás, R., 2015. Discontinuity spacing analysis in rock masses using 3D point clouds. Engineering Geology, v. 195, p.185-195. doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2015.06.009.

  • Expertise of Antonio Abellan:
    Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
    Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
    Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
    ScopeProcess Studies
    Topic HydrospherePrecipitation / Runoff
    Topic CryosphereGlaciers
    Polar Ice Sheets/ Sea Ice
    Permafrost / Solifluction
    Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementTopic Risk and Disaster Management
    Risk Assessment / Forecasting
    Prevention of Risks and Natural Hazards
    Fundamental Knowledge
    Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
    Coastal Zone
    Spatial ScaleGlobal / Hemispheric
    Time FrameRecent / Today
    Statistical FocusExtreme Events
    MethodsData Collection - Measurement
    Data Analysis
    High Altitude

    Specialties of Antonio Abellan:
    Engineering Geologist interested in monitoring, modelling and predicting gravity-driven instabilities in rock and ice cliffs using high resolution 3D remote sensing techniques (LiDAR, UAV, time-lapse photogrammetry) and inverse modelling.

    Antonio obtained his MSc in Engineering Geology at University of Alicante with 1st class honours and his PhD in Earth Sciences at the University of Barcelona (European Mention). He did two pre-doctoral research stays in the Geography Department at Durham University (United Kingdom) and the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). Antonio has contributed with 27 publications in peer-reviewed ISI journals, and 40 other publications in non-ISI journals (book chapters, extended abstracts and peer-reviewed articles). He is actively collaborating with leading research groups in Switzerland, United Kingdom, Spain, Norway, Canada and Germany, including active mentoring (PhD and/or MSc supervision). He has presented his research outputs in more than 30 conferences, workshops, symposiums and invited talks, and has been part of the organizing and scientific committee of several national and international conferences.

    Last update: 11/17/20
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