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28 July 2016

Illgraben debris flow video

A fantastic video has been posted on Youtube showing a very large debris flow in the Illgraben catchment in Canton Vallais, Switzerland.

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28 April 2016

Forecasting the time of failure: the Preonzo rockslide

In a wonderful new paper in the journal Landslides, Simon Loew and collagues describe the use of monitoring data to forecast the failure of the 2012 Preonzo rockslide in Switzerland

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15 September 2015

Live landslide monitoring data from Nepal

A team from Durham University is undertaking landslide monitoring of ten slopes in Nepal that were damaged in the April 2015 earthquake. The data is being streamed online in real time.

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11 February 2015

Val Parghera:- A fascinating stop motion video of a large rockslide

The Geopraevent team has posted a very interesting stop motion video showing movement of the Val Parghera rockslide in Switzerland over an 18 month period

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12 November 2014

Mannen landslide: latest status report

The creep rate of the Mannen landslide in Norway has now declined to 2 mm per day. The risk level has been reduced from red to yellow, but the landslide still requires monitoring

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4 June 2011

The Springhill Landslide in Utah – community action at its best

An overview of the Springhill landslide in Utah, which is progressively destroying a residential neighbourhood in a suburb outside Salt Lake City.

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9 September 2010

A round up of intersting events and documents in the world of landslides and slopes

1. Please vote for a slope monitoring projectOne of the recurrent themes of the IAEH Congress is the growing importance of slope monitoring techniques to provide warning of the development of failure.  One of the most exciting projects is the ALARMS project, led by Prof. Neil Dixon at Loughborough University, which is developing techniques that use acoustic emissions to monitor slope movements.  The project has been entered into an Enterprise …

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11 September 2009

Real time landslide monitoring in New Zealand – the Utiku landslide

I have posted previously about the near real time landslide monitoring project that is being undertaken on the Taihape landslide by the GEONET team in New Zealand. The most amazing aspect of this project is that the monitoring data is streamed onto a web server and can then be viewed using a rather neat online graphing package (available here). The great news is that the team have now instrumented another …

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22 December 2008

Landslide on State Route 87, Arizona

Arizona Geology, the Blog of the Arizona State Geologist Lee Allison, has a new post highlighting the reactivation of an ongoing slope failure on Highway 87, which links Phoenix with the town of Payson. Movement on this slope was first noted in March 2008, whereupon emergency works were initiated to try to reduce the immediate hazard. Nonetheless, the road was closed for six days at that time. The failure is …

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16 November 2008

Taipei workshop presentation

On 15th November I attended a workshop on land degradation and monitoring at the Department of Geography at National Taiwan University. This was to mark both the launch of a new Land Monitoring Centre and to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the founding of the university. Below is the presentation that I gave at that meeting: http://www.authorstream.com/player.swf?p=108323_633623719125496250Uploaded on authorSTREAM by Dr_Dave As usual you can download the slide show by …

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