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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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 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]


18-23/11/2014 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]