11 March 2012
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
- 2015 AEG Shlemon Specialty Conference – “Time to Face the Landslide Hazard Dilemma: Bridging Science, Policy, Public Safety, and Potential Loss”
- Three great new landslide videos, including a surfing backhoe!
- China: a new rockfall video from Guiyang, Guizhou and images of landslides from the Yunnan earthquake in August
- The current state of the Sunkoshi landslide in Nepal
- Landslides in the movies part 1: The Croods
Most Popular Posts
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- Attabad - remarkable stability on the spillway - and some thoughts on what to do next (28)
- David Sharrow on Three great new landslide videos, including a surfing backhoe!
- padmashree on Fatal landslides in the first seven months of 2014
- Tim Davies on Prehistoric rockfalls in Christchurch, New Zealand
- giorgio maderni on The Sunkoshi landslide dam breach
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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.