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20 October 2021

A very late sting in the tail of the South Asian monsoon

Very unusual late monsoon rainfall has had devastating impacts on South Asia in the last few days, with many deaths from landslides and floods in both India and Nepal. Parts of Nepal recorded over 500 mm of rainfall in 48 hours.

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26 April 2018

Landslides and monsoon variation in India

In a new Open Access paper, Mahmood et al. 2018 present a new reanalysis of monsoon variation for rainfall for India. A first comparison with the landslide database for 2008 and 2009 suggests that there are really interesting opportunities to understand better the links between the phenomena

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13 October 2016

Nepal landslides 2016: losses at the end of the rainy season

Nepal landslides 2016: analysis of my dataset for the last 36 years suggest that 2016 was the worst year on record for landslide events.

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14 March 2016

Managing urban landslides

On the last day of my visit to Kalimpong, Praful Rao took me to Dumsi Pakha, a poor hillside community with problems in managing urban landslides

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27 September 2015

Tonzang landslide: a new giant landslide in Chin Division, Burma (Myanmar)

In late July exceptional rainfall appears to have triggered a large number of landslides in Chin Division, Burma (Myanmar), including the giant Tonzang landslide

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