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Landslide probablility predictions from ShakeSlide

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Graduation ceremony

Monday 13th July 2:30pm

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Dianne Edward's paper features in Royal Society 350th celebratory publications 

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New papers accepted for publication

 

 

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Sponsorship agreement for undergraduate placements and Guiding Light

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Response to UK 2013 greenhouse gas emision data

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Concentric scratches caused by fracture and spinning during drilling resolve a climate change controversy 

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REF 2014 results announced 18 December

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Microscopes donated to Maldivian school 

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Dianne Edwards has been elected to be a member of the  Academia Europaea 

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Link between carbon emissions and damage to marine ecosystems poorly understood

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A study of the Amazon River basin shows lowland rivers carrying large volumes of sediment meander more than those carrying less sediment.

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Ian Hall speaking at the GW4 launch at the House of Commons.

 

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Lisa Mol has won the 2014 Southern Wales Geological Society Regional Group’s Early Career Geologist Award

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Lucy Taylor, marine geography graduate, wins 2014 best dissertation prize

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International Studentship

A fully-funded PhD scholarship (fees and stipend) has recently become available in the School for international students.

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ShakeSlide predictions for Nepal

27 Apr 2015

Rob Parker’s post-doctoral research has involved developing an earthquake-induced landslide model 'ShakeSlide'. ShakeSlide provides a first-order prediction of the probability of landsliding across regions affected by seismic shaking, using ground motion data published by the United States Geological Survey. The predictions are based on a statistical analysis of spatial patterns of landslides triggered by a sample of large earthquakes in the USA, New Zealand, Taiwan and China. 

The model predictions provide a rapid, first-order assessment of earthquake-triggered landslide hazards, and are currently being used to guide efforts to map landslide damage caused by Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal.

The model has been run for the recent Nepal earthquake and the results posted in the NERC blog: http://ewf.nerc.ac.uk/2015/04/25/nepal-earthquake-likely-areas-of-landsliding/