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Landslide Hazards Program Seminars

The USGS Landslide Hazards Program Seminar Series is hosted virtually on Wednesdays at 3:00 PM (Mountain). Anyone is welcome to attend. Please contact us if you would like to be added to the seminar announcement list.

2021 Seminars

DATE SPEAKER AFFILIATION TITLE (click to view video)
11/10/2021 Annette Patton University of Oregon Climate change and landslides in subpolar Alaska: Less ice, more water
10/27/2021 Greg Stock U.S. National Park Service Pace of rockfalls and cliff retreat in Yosemite Valley since the Last Glacial Maximum
10/20/2021 Andrew Graber Colorado School of Mines Evaluating rockfall frequency from natural slopes at multiple timescales using multiple timescales – Examples from Glenwood Canyon, CO
9/29/2021 Denny Capps U.S. National Park Service Infrastructure on ice – when your road rides on an accelerating rock glacier
09/22/2021 Erich Peitzcsh U.S. Geological Survey Snow avalanches: A hazard and driver of landscape change
09/15/2021 Paul Santi Colorado School of Mines Water and sediment supply requirements for post-wildfire debris flows in the western United States
09/08/2021 Richard Giraud Utah Geological Survey Utah landslides — Types, problems, and risk reduction
08/25/2021 Kevin Schmidt U.S. Geological Survey Active landsliding and rock strength controls along the Big Sur Coast, California
08/18/2021 Francis Ashland U.S. Geological Survey Widespread landslides during the 2018 wet year in Pittsburgh: The impact of extreme winter storms on subsurface hydrologic conditions and the resulting reduction of the critical rainfall threshold
08/11/2021 Helen Delano Pennsylvania Geological Survey Pennsylvania landslides, Pittsburgh and beyond: A 40-year perspective
07/28/2021 Kirk Townsend University of Michigan The contribution of rock-mass strength to topographic form and post-wildfire erosion: Insights from the western Transverse Ranges, southern California
07/21/2021 Kate Mickelson Washington Geological Survey Washington Geological Survey’s Landslide Hazard Program
07/14/2021 Katy Barnhart U.S. Geological Survey Preliminary assessment of the wave generating potential from landslides at Barry Arm, Prince William Sound, Alaska
06/30/2021 Jon Perkins U.S. Geological Survey How can vadose zone hydrology influence the timing and dynamic range of seasonal landslide deformation? A case study from northern California’s Oak Ridge earthflow
06/23/2021 Matt Thomas U.S. Geological Survey Postwildfire soil-hydraulic recovery and the persistence of debris flow hazards
06/16/2021 Bill Burns Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Fire and debris-flow hazards in Oregon: ETART (BAER) and GEER - Initial post-fire debris flow observations
06/09/2021 Corey Froese BGC Engineering Management of large rock slope hazards: Two decades of learnings
05/26/2021 Jason Kean U.S. Geological Survey Forecasting the frequency and magnitude of postfire debris flows across southern California...and maybe beyond
05/12/2021 Scott McCoy University of Nevada Reno Rainfall-intensity thresholds for post-wildfire debris-flow initiation vary with climatology of peak rainfall intensity
04/28/2021 Adam Booth Portland State University Landslide-forest feedbacks in the United States' largest forest carbon reservoir: southeast Alaska
04/21/2021 Noah Finnegan University of California Santa Cruz Deformational processes governing frictional sliding in a large, slow-moving landslide
04/14/2021 James Guilinger University of California Riverside A nested scale analysis of postfire sediment source and transport dynamics across the 2018 Holy Fire burn scar, Santa Ana Mountains, CA
03/31/2021 Ingrid Tomac University of California San Diego Rainwater droplet impact dynamics on hydrophobic sand surface and mudflow onset mechanism
03/24/2021 Jeff Moore University of Utah Slope stability vibrometry: In-situ seismic vibration measurements for slope stability characterization and monitoring
03/17/2021 Stephanie Kampf Colorado State University Fort Collins Post-fire erosion model comparisons at hillslope to watershed scale
03/10/2021 Richard Iverson U.S. Geological Survey Landslide disparities, flume discoveries, and Oso despair
02/24/2021 Katy Barnhart, Ryan Jones, Matt Thomas U.S. Geological Survey Meet the Mendenhalls
02/17/2021 Netra Regmi Okalahoma Geological Survey Characteristics of shallow landslides in eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas
02/10/2021 Jonathan Warrick U.S. Geological Survey Coastal landslides (and other changes) through the kens of SfM photogrammetry
01/27/2021 Alex Handwerger University of California Los Angeles, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Landslide identification using synthetic aperture radar change detection on the Google Earth Engine
01/20/2021 Kate Allstadt U.S. Geological Survey Documenting and modeling landslides and liquefaction triggered by recent US earthquakes
01/13/2021 Melissa Ward Jones University of Alaska Fairbanks Recent retrogressive thaw slumping activity in the Canadian high Arctic

 

2020 Seminars

11/18/2020 Colton Conroy Columbia University Modeling entrainment of bed sediment by debris flows and water floods
10/28/2020 Jeff Prancevic U.S. Geological Survey The relative importance of landslides and soil creep for eroding steep soil-mantled hillslopes
10/21/2020 Luke McGuire, Ann Youberg University of Arizona, Arizona Geological Survey  Post-wildfire debris flow hazards: Insights from recovering burned areas in the Southwestern US
10/14/2020 Sean LaHusen U.S. Geological Survey Deep-seated landslide susceptibility and triggering in the Oregon Coast Range
09/30/2020 Benjamin Campforts University of Colorado Boulder How landslides alter sediment dynamics: Answers from HyLands, a large-scale landscape evolution model
09/23/2020 Margaret Darrow University of Alaska Fairbanks Impacts of permafrost slope stability on infrastructure in Arctic Alaska
09/16/2020 Matt Crawford Kentucky Geological Survey Landslide susceptibility and risk in eastern Kentucky
09/09/2020 William Medwedeff University of Michigan What controls weathering and hillslope strength in a tectonically active environment? Lessons from geotechnical observations in central Nepal
08/26/2020 Don Lindsay California Geological Survey A systematic approach to evaluating and prescribing post-fire triggering thresholds in the second year after wildfire
08/19/2020 Ben Mirus U.S. Geological Survey Landslides across the United States: Occurrence, susceptibility, and data limitations
08/12/2020 Hig Brentwood Ground Truth Trekking Questions raised by the Barry Arm landslides in Alaska
07/29/2020 Nina Oakley Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes Extreme precipitation research and tools at the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E)
07/22/2020 Corey Schiep North Carolina State University  HazMapper: A global open-source natural hazard mapping application in Google Earth Engine
07/15/2020 Thomas Rapstine U.S. Geological Survey Towards airborne measurements of ground displacement
07/08/2020 Erin Bessette-Kirton University of Utah Slope stability vibration monitoring at Courthouse Mesa, Utah
06/24/2020 Arnaud Temme Kansas State University How do past landslides matter?
06/17/2020 Paul Burgess California Geological Survey Soil slip, shallow landslide, and debris flow activity in San Diego County, early April, 2020
06/10/2020 Sabrina Martinez, Liam Toney U.S. Geological Survey Semi-automatic landslide detection in Puerto Rico and rock-ice avalanche dynamics in Alaska
06/03/2020 Eli Orland National Aeronautics and Space Administration Deep Learning to forecast soil moisture conditions on landslide-prone hillslopes
05/20/2020 Dalia Kirschbaum National Aeronautics and Space Administration Remote sensing of landslide hazard: A multi-scale, multi-modal approach
05/13/2020 Bill Schulz, Kenneth Hughes U.S. Geological Survey, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Factors contributing to hurricane-induced landslides in Puerto Rico: Implications for hazards and sediment mobilization
05/06/2020 Stephen Slaughter, Jeff Coe U.S. Geological Survey USGS landslide mission to Chile: Initial motivations, March 2020 travel log, and future plans
04/22/2020 Brian Collins U.S. Geological Survey Linking mesoscale meteorology with extreme landscape response
04/15/2020 Francis Ashland, Sabrina Martinez U.S. Geological Survey Landslide response efforts in Vicksburg, Mississippi
04/08/2020 Francis Rengers U.S. Geological Survey Controls on debris-flow initiation during an exceptional rainstorm in southern New Mexico
04/01/2020 Jaime Kostelnik U.S. Geological Survey Developing a post-wildfire debris-flow event database and web page
03/11/2020 Bill Schulz U.S. Geological Survey Using a dense seismic array to determine structure and site effects of the Two Towers Earthflow in northern California
02/19/2020 Lauren Schaefer Colorado School of Mines Estimating physical and mechanical rock properties through reflectance spectroscopy