Munich Alpine Hazards and Mitigation Cluster (AlpHaz)


FD model of potential flood due to failure of the Badakshan landslide dam (Afghanistan)

The development of a landslide-dammed lake following the Badakshan tragedy in northern Afghanistan posed a difficult challenge to the already devastated community. The initial landslide events killed more than 350 people, and blocked the main river - creating a lake that...[mehr]


Film footage for television show [w] wie wissen

An ARD film crew for [w] wie wissen has announced taking video footage at the Zugspitz Kammstollen next week. The project team is pleased to give a large public information about the ongoing research issues.[mehr]


Initiation of new research to address recent landslide hazards in the Balkan region

Heavy precipitation (over 200 mm in 3 days) caused by cyclone Tamara as it passed through Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia late last month caused unprecedented debris and earth flows in these areas. Entire sections of villages and smaller towns have been...[mehr]


LfU-project “Georisiken im Klimawandel - Gefahrenhinweiskarte Alpenvorland” started

Lukas Paysen-Petersen has been recruited as a new PhD candidate in the TUM Landslide Research group to work on a new TUM - Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt project “Georisiken im Klimawandel - Gefahrenhinweiskarte Alpenvorland” (Georisks in climate change - hazard information...[mehr]


Pilot Project Hornbergl

“Pilot Project Hornbergl – Prevention against alpine natural hazards” (6 ECTS) Zukunftsfähige Wintersportnutzung im Skigebiet Reuttener Seilbahnen[mehr]


New special issue of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms available online

The special issue arises from research presented at a recent 'Rockslides, rockfalls, and rock avalanches' session at the annual EGU General Assembly. The special issue was compiled by Michael Krautblatter and Jeffrey Moore (University of Utah), and includes a commentary on...[mehr]


New details on a high alpine landslide associated with glacier retreat in Georgia

A large landslide last week was released from just below the peak of Mount Kazbek in Georgia. The failure originated at 4,100 m, well above the regional permafrost limit, but immediately underneath an actively retreating glacier. Debris travelled 10 km down-valley and killed a...[mehr]


The Badakshan landslide: A forseeable tragedy?

A large landslide over two weeks ago is thought to have killed over 2000 people from the village of Ab Barek in north-eastern Afghanistan. This is one of the worst landslide disasters of recent years, a timely reminder of the power of nature - and in this case, where there was...[mehr]


Exploration for the surveying of the “Kammstollen”

Exploration for the surveying of the “Kammstollen” between the Schneefernerhaus and the Kammhotel at Zugspitze as preparation of a joint measurement campaign for the monitoring of mass displacements related to local hydrology applying gravimetric, geoelectric and seismic...[mehr]


Two new papers in the Journal of Geophysical Research

Kerry Leith and co-authors have just had two new articles accepted in the Journal of Geophysical Research.[mehr]