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14 October 2009

Teachers First presentation on the hazards associated with the Wenchuan (Sichuan) earthquake

This is a 45 minute presentation that I gave today at a seminar for sixth form (High School) teachers on the impact of the Wenchuan (Sichuan) Earthquake in May 2008. You should be able to view or download the presentation below. Please feel free to use it as appropriate for educational purposes, but please acknowledge me. Teachers First Talk 14th October 2009 http://www.authorstream.com/player/player.swf?p=254450_633911254812360000 See more presentations by Dr_Dave | Upload …

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22 May 2009

Sinorock conference report – the Wenchuan Earthquake session

Yesterday there was a special session of the Sinorock Conference in Hong Kong, focused on the Wenchuan Earthquake. This involved six presentations and then a lively round-table discussion. This is a brief review. The first talk was given by colleagues from Chengdu University of Technology on the topic of the landslides triggered by the earthquake. This was visually spectacular, emphasising the scale, density and impact of the landslides that were …

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Sinorock presentation file on the Wenchuan (Sichuan) Earthquake

Today there was a session on the Wenchuan Earthquake at the Sinorock conference in Hong Kong. I was invited to participate in the panel discussion, for which I put together the following presentation highlighting a few critical issues: http://www.authorstream.com/player/player.swf?p=191786_633785600804989257Uploaded on authorSTREAM by Dr_Dave You should be able to review the presentation above or to download it the Powerpoint file if you wish (from here if necessary). I will write a …

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7 January 2009

An update on landslides in Beichuan

At the time of the Wenchuan earthquake I posted on numerous occasions about the landslides around the town of Beichuan. One of the concerns has always been the likely behaviour of the landslides during heavy rainfall events. As part of the forthcoming Sinorock 2009 conference in Hong Kong there will be a tour to the earthquake-affected area to look at and discuss the landslides. The organisers have put together a …

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