The Landslide Blog is written by Dave Petley, who is widely recognized as a world leader in the study and management of landslides. On 18 April 2023, a destructive rockslide hit the border town of Torkham in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in NW Pakistan. I blogged about the Torkham Rockslide at the time, speculating that undercutting […]
A Bayesian, optimal estimation evaluation of state-of-the-art methane inventory with satellite-based emissions from 2009 to 2018 finds substantial differences for livestock, rice, and coal emissions.
A machine learning model trained using data on the chemical composition of magmatic rocks yields comparable, if not better, results to previously developed geochemical proxies.
New research examines whether a sudden increase in water loading in Pakistan’s Mangla Dam might have been connected to the 2019 New Mirpur earthquake.
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Researchers from the University of Washington and Pakistan are using 21st century technology to revive farming as a profitable profession in the Indus Valley.
Legacies of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami include recent interviews with lucid eyewitnesses to an obscure disaster in 1945. The accounts attest to coastal hazards in Oman, Iran, Pakistan, and India.