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.
Other AGU Blogs
- Askja: a very large volcanic landslide in Iceland
- Oso landslide: the last set of remains been recovered and a new report has been released
- Erzurum: a landslide destroys an almost new ski jump facility in Turkey
- Maoxian County landslide: a dramatic video of a fatal rockslide
- Lofoten Islands: images of landslides and rockfalls
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)
- 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
- jan on Litochovice: an interesting highway landslide in the Czech Republic
- Gines Suarez on World Cup 2014: a landslide affects the city of Natal in Brazil
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.