17 January 2012
These two really interesting landslide stories have recently come to my attention. They are both worth a look:
1.The Nardi Road/Goulais River landslide
Ron Schott has a wonderful post on his blog about the Nardi Road/Goulais River landslide, which occurred on 13th October 2003 in Ontario. The post provides maps, photos and a detailed description, and all of the images (some of which, such as the one below, are remarkable) are available on Flickr:
2. Recording a huge submarine landslide
The Our Amazing Planet site has a write-up of a paper recently published in Geology in which a sea floor hydrophone recorded a submarine landslide, with an estimated volume of over 50 million cubic metres, on the seafloor to the north of Guam. This paper deserves a more detailed review, and is now on my list!