The tectonic stress feedback loop used by Kerry Leith and co-authors to explain U-shaped glacial valley formation has this week been featured as a research spotlight in the American Geophysical Union weekly magazine, Eos. The magazine is distributed to more than 61,000 Earth and... [mehr]

Philipp Mamot joins the TUM Landslide Research group to begin a 3-year study of rock slope instabilities in one of the most hazardous regions of Germany. Following the completion of his MSc at the Department of Geography at Bonn University, Philipp spent the last summer working as... [mehr]

Julian Murton from the University of Sussex presented contributions to a study soon to be published in Nature journal. In his presentation he discussed yedoma at Duvanny Yar, NE Siberia: a rich source of carbon and palaeo data from Pleistocene permafrost. These results provide new... [mehr]

Kerry Leith and co-authors have just had two new articles accepted in the Journal of Geophysical Research. The companion papers detail the gradual development of stress and fracturing during crustal exhumation, and in particular focus on a specific form of sub-glacial fracturing... [mehr]

Kerry Leith presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco. The meeting attracts over 20,000 geoscientists from around the world, and is a good way to up-to-date with the latest research from a wide range of disciplines. He and his co-authors discussed... [mehr]

Anne Voigtländer has joined the Landslide Research group as a PhD candidate.  Anne is a recent graduate from the Department of Geography at Bonn University, and will investigate "Environmental stress control on rock slope stability". Her research will help scientists and... [mehr]

Michael Krautblatter, Daniel Draebing, Markus Keuschnig, and Hailiang Jia presented results of recently completed work at the 6th working group meeting of the AK Permafrost in Salzburg on 24.-26. October 2013. Markus put a huge amount of work into organizing the meeting of... [mehr]

Michael Krautblatter and Daniel Draebing had their most recent manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface. By carefully measuring changes in the speed of sound waves travelling through a partially-frozen rock slope, Michael and... [mehr]

Hailiang Jia has joined the Landslide Research group as a guest PhD candidate. Hailiang is a PhD candidate from China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) in China, and will investigate "Rock degradation under repeated frost action" at the TUM for two years. He will conduct... [mehr]