12 December 2016

AGU 16: live stream of the first landslide session on Wednesday

Posted by Dave Petley

AGU 16

Scientists admire the the carpet design inside the Moscone Centre at AGU 16

AGU 16: live stream of the first landslide session on Wednesday

This week is AGU 16 – the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.  As usual it is an amazing, stimulating and slightly intimidating event.  This is science on a grand scale both in terms of the projects themselves and the number of attendees.  Last year the meeting attracted almost 24,000 attendees.  This year feels just as busy, perhaps more so.

The main landslide event occurs on Wednesday and Thursday, with two oral sessions on the former and an epic poster session on the latter.  The AGU have decided to live stream the first of the two landslide sessions.  This is at 8 am local time (which is 4 pm in the UK) and runs for two hours.  I have the honour of kicking the session off – many thanks to the convenors for the very kind invitation to do this.  Below are the details of the session and the list of talks:

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 08:00 – 10:00 am
Moscone South – 102

Primary Convener: Dalia Kirschbaum
Conveners: Paola Reichenbach and Hiroshi Fukuoka

08:00: NH31B-01 The global landslide distribution in the 2015-16 El Nino event (Invited). David N Petley and Melanie Froude

08:15: NH31B-02 New Zealand’s National Landslide Database. Brenda Rosser, Sally Dellow, Soren Haubrook and Phil Glassey

08:30: NH31B-03 Hydrological Evaluation of Precipitation Intensity-Duration Thresholds for Regional Landslide Hazard Assessment. Thom Bogaard and Roberto Greco

08:45: NH31B-04 Extreme Events in the tropics – Hurricane Manuel and La Pintada Landslide. M. Teresa Ramirez-Herrera and Krzysztof Gaidzik

09:00: NH31B-05 Landslide Susceptibility Mapping of Tegucigalpa, Honduras Using Artificial Neural Network, Bayesian Network and Decision Trees.  Elias Leonardo Garcia Urquia, Anika Braun, and Hiromitsu Yamagishi.

09:15: NH31B-06 Regional Landslide Hazard Assessment Considering Potential Climate Change. Susana Almeida, Elizabeth Holcombe, Francesca Pianosi and Thorsten Wagener

09:30: NH31B-07 Spatiotemporal Patterns and Risks of Rainfall-Triggered Landslides across Conterminous United States Inferred from Satellite Observations and Model Simulations. Ke Zhang, Yang Hong and Jonathan J Gourley

09:45: NH31B-08 Considerations about the mechanism and mitigation plan of rainfall-induced landslide after The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake (Invited). Naoki Sakai.

There are some excellent topics there, so it promises to be a most-interesting session.  You can join it for free by registering for AGU On Demand. There isn’t an option to ask questions remotely, but if anyone is interested we could discuss the session using #AGU16 and #NH31B in real time (though you will have to start without me for obvious reasons!

AGU 16

It appears that one can even play Pokemon Go inside the Moscone at AGU 16