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
- UBC distinguished lecture powerpoint file: Earthquake-induced landslides – lessons from Taiwan, Pakistan, China and New Zealand
- Two interesting new landslide videos – Birling Gap and San Leo
- Mount La Perouse landslide: a Landsat 8 satellite image
- Mount La Perouse rock avalanche: more images
- Mount La Perouse: Sunday’s rock avalanche in Alaska has been found
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)
- José Presas on Now that is what I call a divot! An unusual hazard on a golf course in Switzerland
- Damon Miller on Emergency assessment of wildfire debris flow potential
- Jim Falls on Mount La Perouse rock avalanche: more images
- Krister Kristensen on Mount La Perouse rock avalanche: more images
- Jim Green on Breaking news: a very large landslide in Alaska on Sunday
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.