4 August 2015
Landslide sessions at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting
NH015: Landslide Hazard, Vulnerability and Risk Analysis
Session Description: Landslides, while often smaller in scale relative to other natural hazards, impact nearly every country in the world and cause thousands of fatalities each year. This session will explore the multi-faceted topic of landslide hazard, vulnerability and risk through the use of remotely sensed, field-based, in situ investigations and modeling. Contributions are welcome on i) data and model uncertainty and quality assessment and ii) vulnerability, risk and cost evaluation of landslide hazards. Presentations may concentrate on innovative procedures for hazard and risk assessment, model development and validation, socio-economic surveys and case studies.
Primary Convener: Dalia Bach Kirschbaum, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Hydrological Sciences Laboratory, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Conveners: Paola Reichenbach, Hiroshi Fukuoka, and Dave Petley.
NH016: Landslide mechanisms, modeling and prediction
Session Description: Slope movements pose serious hazards yet are difficult to predict: several physical processes are coupled and operate on different time and spatial scales; materials are heterogeneous and their behaviors complex; the phenomena are transients; triggering is poorly understood. This session aims to bring together innovative research results from a variety of different approaches to understanding mass movement processes. In particular, we encourage presentations on physical modelling, innovative laboratory research, theoretical studies on the physics of multiphase and multiscale phenomena and detailed field observations, which yield insight into the triggering mechanisms, the mass movement or mass flow process. Presentations are also welcome on uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of modeling processes and landslide hazard prediction.
NH001: Advances in Analysis and Prediction of Rock Falls, Rock Slides, and Rock Avalanches
Session Description: Rock slope failures are among the most widespread and damaging rapid mass movements affecting mountainous areas, resulting in significant loss of life and property across the world each year. They also represent a potent erosional force capable of efficiently modifying landscapes. Modern hazard analyses demand deeper understanding of the triggering, failure mechanisms, and runout processes of rock slope failures. We invite novel contributions on rock falls, rock slides, and rock avalanches that either advance existing methods of analysis or present new understanding of phenomena. Topics may include theoretical and analytical developments, field and laboratory studies, monitoring strategies, geochronology, analytical and numerical modeling, or new methods in hazard assessment.