Oldschool, but nice (especially the set-up starting at time 10:12)…
For his master thesis Robert Niederheiser is evaluating highly automated methods for grain size analysis based on images of soil material. He aims at distinguishing coarse and fine fractions as well as quantifying relative amounts of classes of material larger than 2 mm.
During this season’s field campaign in the Schmirn Valley a shallow landslide that occurred in the course of heavy precipitation events back in June 2013 was mapped. Additionally serveral initial scarps were found in the vicinity of the landslide.
The map below shows scientific contributions on shallow landslides (listed on Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge SM) assigned to the corresponding countries implied by either title, keywords or abstract. A total of 503 papers was obtained using the search term shallow+landslide.
From Sept. 17th to 19th geotechnical samples were collected in the Laternser Valley, Vorarlberg, Austria. Special thanks go to Fabian and Jasmin for the terrific support in the field! You can find some pictures in the photo-gallery.
The project’s reference list has been updated and can be accessed via the project’s homepage and on the blog under “Literature”.
Within the scarp of a shallow landslide triggered by prolonged rainfall in early June 2013 a steady depth of water table was observed.
From June 24th to 29th a post-graduate course regarding the topic “Protecting Mountains Society from Natural Hazards: Plans or Dams” took place in Barcelonette, FR: omiv2.unistra.fr/formose2013
Thanks for all the input given during the lectures, in the field and besides!!
In a press release on uibk.ac.at a brief description on the project C3S-ISLS is given (in German):
You can find pictures taken during field surveys in the recently set up >>Online Photo Gallery.