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More than 100 years of flooding and erosion in one event

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 18:12
Researchers have developed an integrated sediment, wood, and organic carbon budget for North St. Vrain Creek in the semi-arid Colorado Front Range following an extreme flooding event in September of 2013. Erosion of more than 500,000 cubic meters, or up to ~115-years-worth of weathering products, occurred through landsliding and channel erosion during this event.

Steep rise of the Bernese Alps

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 15:54
The striking North Face of the Bernese Alps is the result of a steep rise of rocks from the depths following a collision of two tectonic plates. This steep rise gives new insight into the final stage of mountain building and provides important knowledge with regard to active natural hazards and geothermal energy.

2013 Bingham Canyon landslide, moment by moment

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 15:08
Geoscientists have revisited the 2013 Bingham Canyon landslide with a combined analysis of aerial photos, computer modeling, and seismic data to pick apart the details.

Largest undersea landslide revealed on the Great Barrier Reef

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 01:18
Scientists have helped discover the remnants of a massive undersea landslide on the Great Barrier Reef, approximately 30 times the volume of Uluru.

Natural hazards fatalities in Switzerland have been falling since 1946

Wed, 25/01/2017 - 17:59
Since 1946, events associated with natural hazards have claimed more than 1,000 human lives. Researchers have now compiled a database of these fatalities to analyze the development of casualty figures over time.

When the Arctic coast retreats, life in the shallow water areas drastically changes

Wed, 04/01/2017 - 16:35
The thawing and erosion of Arctic permafrost coasts has dramatically increased in the past years and the sea is now consuming more than 20 meters of land per year at some locations.