Severe wildfires strip away plant cover and reduce the soil’s ability to hold water. A new study develops a model to better understand landslide risk following a burn.
Hundreds of slow-moving landslides’ deformation patterns were inverted to obtain their thickness and frictional strength, revealing that larger landslides are weaker and thinner than smaller ones.
Behind Uganda’s lavish beauty, climate change has taken its toll: Death, destroyed properties, and displaced communities increase as above-normal rainfall floods the country.
Infrastructure projects like roads and dams destabilize slopes and compound the effects of glacial floods and avalanches, scientists say.
Mapping boulder fields and boulder tracks highlights the seismic hazard still present on the Moon.
What do a backhoe, expanding foam, half-ton concrete blocks, and a 100-meter-long hillslope slide have in common? All were part of reviving the U.S. Geological Survey’s experimental debris flow flume.
Scientists investigate whether warming temperatures and changing rainfall patterns could be triggering more landslides in mountainous areas.
New research provides practical advice to minimize landslide risk for individuals before, during, and after an event.
Videos de Twitter y YouTube ayudaron a los científicos a descubrir los mecanismos físicos que generaron el gran tsunami en Palu Bay después de un terremoto de magnitud 7.5.
Videos from Twitter and YouTube helped scientists tease out the physical mechanisms that generated the large tsunami in Palu Bay after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake.