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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

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21 June 2016

Kumamoto earthquake: post-seismic landslides kill at least three, two missing

Heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours has triggered landslides across the Kumamoto Earthquake zone, killing at least three people and leaving two missing

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16 January 2013

New research: extreme precipitation and landslides in 2010

A review of a paper examining the linkages between high levels of landslides in 2010 and large scale rainfall patterns

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28 October 2011

The remarkable rainfall that caused the floods and landslides in Italy this week

Rainfall records from Liguria this week suggest that peak rainfall intensities were truly exceptional – at one gauge they exceeded 140 mm per hour – leading to the flood and landslide disaster that affected northern Italy on Tuesday.

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28 November 2009

The link between rainfall intensity and global temperature

The aftermath of a landslide in Taiwan caused by very heavy rainfall One of the most interesting aspects of the global landslide database that we maintain at Durham is the way in which it has highlighted the importance of rainfall intensity in the triggering of fatal landslides. Generally speaking, to kill people a landslide needs to move quickly rapid, and rapid landslides appear to be primarily (but note not always) …

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3 June 2009

Are satellite-based landslide hazard algorithms useful?

In some parts of the world, such as the Seattle area of the USA, wide area landslide warning systems are operated on the basis of rainfall thresholds. These are comparatively simple in essence – basically the combination of short term and long term rainfall that is needed to trigger landslides is determined, often using historical records of landslide events. A critical threshold is determined for the combination of these two …

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9 January 2009

Future British seasonal precipitation extremes – implications for landslides

One of the great questions of the age is of course the ways in which climate change will affect the weather patterns that we are likely to see in the future. In the case of landslides the key issue is the ways in which precipitation patterns will alter, especially the most intensive rainfall events that are responsible for many of the most damaging landslides. One of the most significant steps …

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18 September 2008

Global warming and landslide occurrence

One of the most vexed questions in landslide science at the moment is that of the potential link between climate change and mass movement occurrence. I have yet to meet a landslide researcher who does not believe in the reality of anthropogenic global warming, so we are all deeply interested in how our particular systems are likely to respond. Unfortunately this is not an easy question to answer for three …

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