13 August 2012

Do watch this – probably the best ever debris flow video, from Austria last week

Posted by Dave Petley

This remarkable video was recorded during heavy rainfall in the village of Virgen in Austria a little over a week ago:
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The video catches the speed and power of these mudflows remarkably well.  Note also the pulsing behaviour that they show, which is characteristic of these types of landslides, and also the very long wavelength standing waves that the flows created.