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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,...

2008-09-01 09:00:15

By Joseph M. Dougherty Deseret News Over the past 10 years, geologists with the Utah Geological Survey have been working toward a paradigm shift in the prevailing thought toward development. The perception among the geotechnical community, says UGS senior geologist Francis Ashland, was that landslides in Utah were prehistoric. "The engineering community doing predevelopment studies hasn't kept up with the science," he said. Since landslides began moving in the 1990s, UGS has had its...

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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'