31 March 2009
Terrific rockfall resource
Posted by Dave Petley
The Colorado Geological Survey publishes a terrific quarterly newsletter on “all aspects of geology throughout the state of Colorado. The latest edition, which is available online for free from here, focuses on rockfalls. It is a terrific read, with some very interesting articles on how and why rockfalls happen; how they can be detected; mitigation approaches; and a number of case studies. It is illustrated with some great photos as well. My favourite two, showing the range of scales of hazardous rockfalls:
And this “spot the difference” is rather nice too. The images were taken about 120 years apart:
Hello, i’m Paolo Cortopassi from Italy (Tuscany), and i’m a geologist. Excuse me for my no perfect english; i hope you understand me. Your Blog is wonderful for me, but i want to say also another thing: i have had your same idea or similar and so i have a blog that speaks about landslides. My blog is called “Fiabe e frane” (siteweb is: fiabeefrane.wordpress.com; the meaning is: tales (for children) and landslide. Infact i’m a geologist but i like to write for children of primary school. Just today i’ve been first time in your blog, but now i want to study better your work, because i think i’ll learn many things, sure.i’ll see you later. Bye and… good work. Paolo Cortopassi
hey im carmen fisher from Pennsylvania. I’m a 10 yr. old girl living a happy life. I enjoy studying rocks and anything that has to do with landslides. Im currently working on a science project on landslides and youre blog was a great resource. You can count on it that i will be back looking at your blog and doing more research! Well i have to go! Great jod and Talk to you later!