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 map... [mehr]

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 drivers... [mehr]

The Frontiers in Earth Sciences seminar presents an opportunity for members of the Munich GeoCenter (including members from both TUM and LMU) to host leading researchers from a range of Earth science disciplines. The most recent presentation from Colin Ballantyne (University of St... [mehr]

A large landslide last week 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 clear... [mehr]

With two 'Rockfalls, rockslides, and rock avalanches' sessions scheduled for the annual European Geosciences Union meeting on Friday the 2nd of May, the TU Landslides group will be particularly busy. Alongside two presentations earlier in the week, members of the group will be... [mehr]

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]