American Geophysical Union experts available to comment on science of landslides

This 1994 landslide in Mesa County, Colorado contained 30 million cubic meters or rock and ran out for 2.8 miles. New research helps explain how these large slides can run out so far.
Credit: Jon White/Colorado Geological Survey.

Landslides kill thousands of people worldwide each year. Several American Geophysical Union experts are available to comment on the science of landslides and the hazards they pose.

Nina Oakley is a Geohazards Climatologist with the California Geological Survey. Nina’s expertise is in weather and climate conditions associated with rainfall-triggered landslides, including post-wildfire debris flows. She has led or coauthored numerous studies on atmospheric conditions associated with rainfall-driven landslides in the western US, including a description of the processes contributing to the January 9, 2018, Montecito post-wildfire debris flows in southern California.
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Dave Petley is Vice-President for Innovation at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. His expertise is on the mechanisms and processes of landslide development and movement, and the risks landslides pose to society. His work involves a combination of detailed field monitoring, lab simulation and the development of databases and inventories. He has worked extensively on landslides in Europe, Taiwan, China, Nepal, Pakistan, Chile, the U.S. and New Zealand. Dave also writes The Landslide Blog, a blog hosted by AGU that provides commentary on landslide events occurring worldwide, including landslide events, latest research, conferences and meetings.
Email: [email protected]Phone: +44 114 222 9822 (GMT); +44 7850 542234 (GMT)

Josh Roering is a Professor of Earth Science and Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. His expertise focuses on landsliding, landslide warning systems and the influence of climate, earthquakes, fire and land use practices on hillslope processes. His research group uses field observations, experiments, computer simulations and analysis of high-resolution topography obtained from airborne and space-based sensors.
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Phone: +1 (541) 346-5574

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