Debris-Flow Forecasts Before Wildfires
USGS scientists have been pursuing a way to assess debris flow hazards before a fire occurs.
Near Realtime Maps of Possible Earthquake-Triggered Landslides
USGS scientists have been developing a system to quickly identify areas where landslides may have been triggered by a significant earthquake.
Mountain Permafrost, Climate Change, and Rock Avalanches in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
We usually hear about landslides and avalanches that are caused by large amounts of rainfall, the shaking from earthquakes, or a volcanic eruption, but we may be hearing more about avalanches caused by the (seemingly innocuous) melting of ice in the coming years.
Sluggishly-moving earthflows can help us learn what controls the starting and stopping of landslides.
Landslides Can Cause More Landslides
The deadliest individual landslides in the U.S. recently were in places where there had previously been a landslide. Why do landslides happen in the same place instead of on nearby slopes that appear to be just as likely, if not more likely, to slide?
USGS Geologists Study Debris-Flow Aftermath in Montecito
Days after fatal debris flows devastated Southern California’s Montecito community, a team of U.S. Geological Survey geologists joined county, state, and federal partners to survey and evaluate the aftermath.
Rattlesnake Hills Landslide Information
What is known and what is being done, from the Washington Department of Natural Resources.