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20 October 2021
A very late sting in the tail of the South Asian monsoon
Very unusual late monsoon rainfall has had devastating impacts on South Asia in the last few days, with many deaths from landslides and floods in both India and Nepal. Parts of Nepal recorded over 500 mm of rainfall in 48 hours.
26 April 2018
Landslides and monsoon variation in India
In a new Open Access paper, Mahmood et al. 2018 present a new reanalysis of monsoon variation for rainfall for India. A first comparison with the landslide database for 2008 and 2009 suggests that there are really interesting opportunities to understand better the links between the phenomena
13 October 2016
Nepal landslides 2016: losses at the end of the rainy season
Nepal landslides 2016: analysis of my dataset for the last 36 years suggest that 2016 was the worst year on record for landslide events.
14 March 2016
Managing urban landslides
On the last day of my visit to Kalimpong, Praful Rao took me to Dumsi Pakha, a poor hillside community with problems in managing urban landslides
27 September 2015
Tonzang landslide: a new giant landslide in Chin Division, Burma (Myanmar)
In late July exceptional rainfall appears to have triggered a large number of landslides in Chin Division, Burma (Myanmar), including the giant Tonzang landslide
27 July 2012
Landslides from the South Asian monsoon in 2012 to date
A review of the 2012 monsoon season to date for South Asia. Monsoon rainfall is very weak, leading to an unusually low number of landslides so far.
31 May 2012
Updated: A movie of the annual cycle of rainfall-induced landslides in Asia
I have created a short animation, now on Youtube, to show the annuallandslide cycle in Asia. It is quite experimental, but interesting?
5 July 2011
Downloadable presentation on landslides in South Asia
This post presents the powerpoint file for a talk glandsiven at ITC in the Netherlands on fatal landslide occurrence in South Asia. The powerpoint file can be downloaded.
6 June 2011
Forecasts for the 2011 global landslide season
A brief review of 201 forecasts for large-scale weather phenomena that are associated with landslides during the northern hemisphere summer