Latest Debris flow Stories

Understanding Mudslides And Other Debris Flows Using mathematics
2014-05-01 03:09:36

Ivy F. Kupec, National Science Foundation Mudslides. Landslides. Volcanic debris flows. Avalanches. Falling rocks... They can come along so suddenly that people, homes, roads and even towns are buried or destroyed without much warning. Recently, we've had dramatic reminders of this, such as the mudslide in Oso, Wash., where 41 people died; an avalanche on Mt. Everest that killed 13 experienced Sherpas and another landslide event in Jackson, Wyo. And as much as ancient Pompeii serves as...

2010-11-23 12:56:24

Southampton scientists along with colleagues in New Zealand have used a sophisticated optical mapping technique to identify and accurately measure changes in coastal morphology following a catastrophic series of landslides. "Our findings are important for assessing geological hazards and reducing the dangers to human settlements," said geophysicist Professor Jon Bull of the University of Southampton's School of Ocean and Earth Science based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton,...

2008-07-30 15:00:41

By Terry Karkos DIXFIELD - Abutters plagued with longstanding problems associated with standing water at the Irving Forest Products Inc. lumber mill in Dixfield could start seeing some relief this week. Town selectmen, however, have adopted a wait-and-see-if-it-works approach before stepping in. At Monday night's board meeting, Town Manager Tom Richmond shared photographs he took this past week of the drainage area that isn't draining. The mill is in downtown Dixfield at 24 Hall Hill...

2008-07-12 03:00:17

By Michael Sorba Authorities are urging anyone in San Bernardino County mountain areas this weekend to use caution and be aware of the dangers of debris flows, especially around the areas charred by 2007's Slide and Grass Valley wildfires. Thunderstorms, expected in mountain areas this weekend, have county officials concerned storm runoff from barren, charred areas could result in dangerous debris flows consisting of rushing water, soil and rock. The county Public Works Department...

2008-06-25 15:02:34

By WINDER, Virginia This article was written by a contributor. It is not to be reproduced without permission from the Taranaki Daily News and charges may be incurred. ---------------- IT could be happening right now, this moment, as cloudbursts turn the mountain into a torrent. A rain- triggered lahar may be forming, ready to slow- roar down the slopes in a tumble of rock, sand, water and shingle. This is all part of the ongoing erosion highlighted on the front page of the Taranaki...

2005-10-20 14:25:07

(Salt Lake City, Utah) "“"“ The deadly landslide that killed 10 people and destroyed approximately 30 homes in La Conchita, California last January is but a tiny part of a much larger slide, called the Rincon Mountain slide, discovered by Larry D. Gurrola, geologist and graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The slide started many thousands of years ago and will continue generating slides in the future, reported Gurrola at the national meeting of the...

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