05.05.2015

05/05/2014 - The Badakshan landslide: A forseeable tragedy?

A large landslide last week is thought to have killed over 2000 people from the village of Ab Barek in north-eastern Afghanistan. This is one of the worst landslide disasters of recent years, a timely reminder of the power of nature - and in this case, where there was...[mehr]

11.03.2015

TUM Landslide Research Group at EGU 2015

The 2015 General Assembly of the EGU will again be a busy time for members of the Landslide Research Group. As well as ten oral and poster presentations during the conference (links to all the abstracts and session times are listed below), Michael Krautblatter and Kerry Leith...[mehr]

12.01.2015

01/12/2014 November 2014 Special Issue on Rock Slope Erosion now available online

The Earth Surface Processes and Landforms special issue was guest edited by Michael Krautblatter (TUM) and Jeffrey R. Moore (Univ. of Utah). The issue contains 15 articles discussing state of the art in weathering, detachment, transport and deposition of rock...[mehr]

11.12.2014

2014/12/11 New paper in Earth and Planetary Science Letters now available online

Erosion in alpine landscapes occurs as a result of processes such as glaciation, cracking of rocks through freeze/thaw action, rockfall and landsliding, and river erosion. In a new study due to be published in the February 2015 issue of E&PSL, Matthew Fox, Kerry Leith and...[mehr]

01.12.2014

2014/01/12 Video presentation on LiDAR applications for slope monitoring hosted on IAEG website

As part of the XII IAEG congress in Torino (Italy) Milos Marjanovic co-chaired a session on Advanced landslide field instrumentation and monitoring. The session gathered multidisciplinary researchers from China to Canada with illustrative case studies and novel ideas in slope...[mehr]

21.11.2014

21/11/2014 Michael Krautblatter receives "Prize for Good Teaching at Bavaria's Universities"

A "Preis für gute Lehre an Bayerns Universitäten" (Prize for Good Teaching at Bavaria's Universities) was awarded to Michael Krautblatter by Bernd Sibler, the Bavarian State Secretary of Science. The award ceremony for the fifteen nominees was ...[mehr]

18.11.2014

18-23/11/2014 Testing for stress corrosion in rock samples at the ILL nuclear reactor in Grenoble

Stress corrosion cracking is a process that describes the interaction of chemistry and loading on fractures in materials. This determines the time it takes for fractures to propagate in intact rock, and therefore the rate of rockfall development in natural...[mehr]

05.11.2014

05/11/2014 New article published in the Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface

A new article from Shiva Pudasaini (University of Bonn) and Michael Krautblatter (TUM) is now available online. In it, they introduce a new two-phase model that is capable of performing dynamic strength weakening due to internal fluidization and basal...[mehr]

29.10.2014

29/10/2014 Clues for former instability at the site of the Koslanda landslide, Sri Lanka

Monsoon rains triggered a large earth flow near the town of Koslanda yesterday (29/10/2014). The landslide struck early in the morning, and according to the Disaster Management Center destroyed more than 120 homes, with current estimates suggesting there could be...[mehr]

26.10.2014

23 - 26/10/2014 7th annual AK Permafrost Meeting

This week the Landslide Research Group at TUM hosted the 7th annual meeting of the German working group on permafrost (AK Permafrost). The meeting brought together 50 researchers from across Europe (Switzerland, Austria, United Kingdom, Norway, and Germany) to...[mehr]