18 August 2009
Dave Petley is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) at the University of East Anglia 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
- My latest paper: Patterns of movement at the Ventnor landslide on the Isle of Wight
- Amazing but watch with caution: camera phone footage of the deadly Banjarnegara district landslide in Indonesia
- Landslides from the 2010 Mw=7.2 earthquake in the Sierra Cucapah, Mexico
- Oso: The SR 530 Landslide Commission report
- The Banjarnegara landslide in Central Java, Indonesia: 32 dead, 76 missing
Most Popular Posts
- The Canterbury Earthquake: Images of the distorted railway line (67)
- 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)
- Raymond Duray on Rabenstein, South Tyrol: a great new landslide video (and a quick update on the Mannen landslide)
- david jarman on The Mannen rockslide: still standing
- Gordon Stainforth on The Mannen rockslide: still standing
- Eric Baer on Riverbank collapse: a fascinating new video
- Andrea Manconi on 2015 AEG Shlemon Specialty Conference – “Time to Face the Landslide Hazard Dilemma: Bridging Science, Policy, Public Safety, and Potential Loss”
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.