An advanced, process-based model that incorporates typically neglected processes provides new insight into the complex dynamics controlling shallow landslide formation.
Active Mud Volcano Field Discovered off Southeast Alaska
A cruise to study landslide potential along an earthquake-prone fault found a surprising methane plume.
Researchers Track Underwater Avalanches Like Never Before
Using beach ball–like detectors, researchers set out to determine how sediments, which could contain toxic contaminants, travel through submarine canyons to greater depths.
Water Waves Provide Insight into Landslides and Avalanche Models
Boussinesq-type gravity waves appear to accurately describe vertical motion in granular flows found in geophysics.
Efficiently Predicting Shallow Landslide Size and Location
New mathematical approach lets researchers analyze potentially unstable slopes in three dimensions without testing every possible landslide shape.
Downstream Effect of Blowing a Hole in a 38-meter Dam
Researchers tracked what happened to the White Salmon River after engineers removed the 100-year-old Condit Dam.
Oregon Earthquakes Increase Local Landslide Risk
Researchers investigate the strength of Oregon’s coastal hillsides in the face of an earthquake.
Decades-Old Sediment Cores Complicate Cascadia Earthquake History
Scientists have long known that the Pacific Northwest is vulnerable to massive earthquakes, but newly unearthed data raises questions about the strength and frequency of these quakes.
Reducing Rockfall Risk in Yosemite National Park
Rockfalls from steep cliffs pose great hazards to the millions who visit Yosemite Valley each year. Armed with new studies, the National Park Service recently took steps to enhance visitors’ safety.