New paper in Geomorphology now available online

The Northern Calcareous Alps with their steep mountain torrents are affected by a major number of debris flows per year. In a new paper, appeared in Geomorphology, Andreas Dietrich and Michael Krautblatter investigated several debris flow fans at the Plansee (Austria) and...[mehr]


28/10/2015 New geophysical permafrost measurement site at the Zugspitze

The climate-induced degradation of permafrost can influence rock slope stability in alpine areas. Along the crest line of the highest mountain in Germany, the Zugspitze (2960 m asl.), we observe rock creep at the lower permafrost extension boundary in the northern Alps. Since...[mehr]


20/10/2015 Analysing the Oberstdorf debris/hyperconcentrated flow event with 500 evacuations

On the 14/06/2015 destructive debris flows occurred at the “Faltenbach” and adjacent torrents in Oberstdorf (Bavaria, Germany). The damages to infrastructure and houses amount to several millions. Andreas Dietrich investigated sediment mobilisation with a 3D laserscanner...[mehr]


30/08/2015 Cryowall project kicks off

Benjamin Jacobs and Michael Krautblatter permformed geophysical and LiDAR measurements as part of the new Cryowall Project at the Nordnesfjellet at the Lyngenfjord in Northern Norway. The Cryowall project is funded by the Norwegian Science Foundation and is a cooperation of the...[mehr]


01/09/2015 Landslide research students complete Bachelor projects

Congratulations to the Bachelor students who completed their research projects under the supervision of the Landslide Research group. A list of the completed projects (in German and English) is included below: Matthias Schaub  (2015). Einfluss von Kluftfüllung in...[mehr]


10/07/2015 Certification by Advanced Climbing Solutions

5 members of the Landslide Group and the Engineering Geology Group were certified by Advanced Climbing Solutions for their climbing work on rock faces - the final day of training was performed at the Zugspitze [mehr]


09/07/2015 Insights into Zugspitze/Eibsee rock avalanche

Sibylle conducted field work doing a seismic survey on the Eibsee lake, which has been formed by a massive rock avalanche 3700 years ago, in cooperation with Prof. Flavio Anselmetti (University of Bern, Switzerland). Reflection seismic profiles aim at improving our knowledge of...[mehr]


07/05/2015 Mapping landslides with Fulcrum applications

As TUM MSc Engineering Geology students use modern field data collection tools for their landslide mapping course, Fulcrum is now blogging about our work. The advantages by using their application are highlighted in the article on Fulcrumapp.com[mehr]


27/04/2015 Sibylle Knapp is funded for a 3-year research project on rock avalanche sedimentation by the German Elite Funding (Studienstiftung)

The German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes e.V.) has approved funding for our PhD student and teaching assistant Sibylle Knapp (left person on picture above). The German National Academic Foundation is Germany's largest organisation sponsoring...[mehr]


22/05/2014 Field investigations may connect climate and rock fracturing at Långören Island

Late last summer two videos appeared documenting spectacular fractures forming in bedrock at locations in both California and Finland. Kerry Leith joined members of the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) to undertake geophysical surveys and detailed mapping of the fractures...[mehr]