27/6/2014 Announcement for the 7th AK Permafrost Meeting (Ammersee, DE)

We would like to invite you to this year's 7th AK Permafrost Meeting, from the 24 - 26.10.14 in Wartaweil at the Ammersee (30 minutes from Munich). We will hold a 2-day excursion to the Zugspitze immediately prior to the conference (23 - 24.10). Hiermit möchten...[mehr]


09 - 13/06/2014 Landslide mapping field course in the Austrian Alps

The landslide mapping course is provided by the Landslide Research group, and introduces students to geological and geomorphic mapping techniques relevant to landslide hazard identification and civil construction. This year 21 students participated in the 5-day course...[mehr]


05/06/2014 Miloš Marjanović has joined the Landslide Research group to begin a one-year research in landslide monitoring.

Miloš' PhD thesis defended last year was regarding landslide susceptibility assessment and his latest project at Belgrade University (Serbia) involves GNSS and LiDAR landslide monitoring. As a Technical University Foundation Fellowship (TUFF) grant holder he will be joining the...[mehr]


05/06/2014 Initiation of new research to address recent landslide hazards in the Balkan region

Heavy precipitation (over 200 mm in 3 days) caused by cyclone Tamara as it passed through Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia late last month caused unprecedented debris and earth flows in these areas. Entire sections of villages and smaller towns have been...[mehr]


02/06/2014 LfU-project “Georisiken im Klimawandel - Gefahrenhinweiskarte Alpenvorland” started

Lukas Paysen-Petersen has been recruited as a new PhD candidate in the TUM Landslide Research group to work on a new TUM - Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt project “Georisiken im Klimawandel - Gefahrenhinweiskarte Alpenvorland” (Georisks in climate change -...[mehr]


26/05/2014 New special issue of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms available online

The special issue arises from research presented at a recent 'Rockslides, rockfalls, and rock avalanches' session at the annual EGU General Assembly. The special issue was compiled by Michael Krautblatter and Jeffrey Moore (University of Utah), and includes a...[mehr]


09/05/2014 Frontiers in Earth Science guest lecture by Colin Ballantyne

The Frontiers in Earth Sciences seminar presents an opportunity for members of the Munich GeoCenter (including members from both TUM and LMU) to host leading researchers from a range of Earth science disciplines. The most recent presentation from Colin Ballantyne...[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]


02/05/2014 - A busy Friday at EGU for TUM Landslide research

With two 'Rockfalls, rockslides, and rock avalanches' sessions scheduled for the annual European Geosciences Union meeting on Friday the 2nd of May, the TU Landslides group will be particularly busy. Alongside two presentations earlier in the week, members of the group...[mehr]


11/03/2014 - EOS Research Spotlight

The tectonic stress feedback loop used by Kerry Leith and co-authors to explain U-shaped glacial valley formation has this week been featured as a research spotlight in the American Geophysical Union weekly magazine, Eos. The magazine is distributed to more...[mehr]