A new model combining future permafrost degradation and related avalanches demonstrates that artificial lake-lowering could significantly reduce the risk of glacial lake outburst floods.
River Floods Can Trigger Powerful Underwater Landslides
A record-length turbidity current triggered by river flooding has revealed a new link between the surface and the deep sea.
The Massive Ice Avalanches of Mars
Ice avalanches may have traveled at speeds of up to 80 meters per second.
Peering Beneath the Powder: Using Radar to Understand Avalanches
High-resolution radar images from Switzerland’s experimental test site show that snow temperature is a key factor in classifying avalanche behavior.
Forensic Analysis of Landslide Reveals Rocky Secrets
Scientists used drones, seismic data, and eyewitness accounts to figure out what unleashed an unthinkably large landslide on a spring day in Colorado.
Slow-Moving Glide Avalanches Still Pack a Punch
Predicting glide avalanches and explaining how they work are difficult tasks, but the forces they exert can be calculated fairly well.