11 March 2012
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
- Moving to the University of East Anglia and two new landslide videos
- The Sunkoshi landslide dam breach
- Sunkoshi landslide in Nepal – still no reduction in the lake level
- Dariali Gorge: another very large landslide from the Devdoraki glacier
- Hiroshima: disastrous landslides with further rainfall warnings in effect
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)
- Ranjan Kumar Dahal on The Sunkoshi landslide dam breach
- Kalyan on The Seti River landslide disaster in Nepal: two years on
- Kenji Tanaka on Hiroshima: disastrous landslides with further rainfall warnings in effect
- Natural Hazard – Extreme Weather – Severe Flooding and Landslide Events: Nepal | Head Space on More information on the landslide that caused the Seti Flood in Nepal
- Jeff Moore on The Eaglepointe Landslide in Salt Lake City, Utah
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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.