18 August 2009
Dave Petley is the Wilson Professor of Hazard and Risk in the Department of Geography at Durham University in the United Kingdom. His blog provides a commentary on landslide events occurring worldwide, including the landslides themselves, latest research, and conferences and meetings.
Ideas and opinions expressed on this site are those of the authors and commenters alone. They do not necessarily represent the views of the American Geophysical Union.
Other AGU Blogs
- Malin landslide in Pune, India: a mass fatality mudslide yesterday
- Oso landslide: differences of opinion about the landslide mechanisms
- Guizhou and Nagano – the aftermath of recent landslides
- Askja: a very large volcanic landslide in Iceland
- Oso landslide: the last set of remains been recovered and a new report has been released
Most Popular Posts
- The Canterbury Earthquake: Images of the distorted railway line (66)
- Liquefaction from the Sendai earthquake - a remarkable video (53)
- New pictures of Attabad (29)
- Blasting of boulders has begun at Attabad (29)
- Attabad - remarkable stability on the spillway - and some thoughts on what to do next (28)
- Tom Robinson on Komansu rock avalanche: a landslide with exceptional runout
- Andrea Manconi on Askja: a very large volcanic landslide in Iceland
- Jomard on Askja: a very large volcanic landslide in Iceland
- Bill D'Arcy on Komansu rock avalanche: a landslide with exceptional runout
- laura siersema on Remembering the Aberfan disaster – 45 years ago today
Smith and Petley (2009): Environmental Hazards - Assessing risk and reducing disaster is my new book - the 5th edition of this best selling text. The book is a highly accessible, undergraduate level text that provides an introduction to the natural, social and technological events that combine to cause disasters. It draws on the latest research findings to guide the reader from common problems, theories and policies to explore practical, real-world situations. In writing it we aimed to capture both the complexity and the dynamism of environmental hazards.
New Masters Programmes in Risk
My department is offering a new Masters (MA and MSc) programme in Risk, including an MSc in Risk and Environmental Hazards.