651-4070-00L  Landslide Analysis

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2021
DozierendeS. Löw, J. Aaron
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
KommentarNumber of participants limited to 18.


651-4070-00 GLandslide Analysis
This course includes the analysis of 3 case studies and 3 days of compulsory field visits.
The dates of the field visits are published on Link
3 Std.
Mo14:15-17:00NO F 39 »
15:15-17:00NO D 39 »
S. Löw, J. Aaron


KurzbeschreibungThis course is about the analysis of landslide phenomena, mechanisms, stability and hazard mitigation. The course is focussed on case studies covering major landslide types in the Alps (rock fall, shallow soil slides, rock slides and topples, and deep seated landslides). The course makes use of a new blended e-learning environment and includes compulsory field trips to the study sites.
LernzielThe overall aim of the course is to prepare students for dealing with real-world landslide and slope stability problems. Students will gain knowledge and application experience in the field recognition, mapping and monitoring of landslides, the appropriate use of slope stability analysis methods, and the writing of landslide investigation reports. With this experience students may enter the professional workplace or research environment with modern skills and the confidence to tackle similar problems alone.
InhaltThe major types of landslides are introduced in face-to-face lectures. For every landslide type a case study is introduced which illustrates typical tasks and approaches of professionals working in the field of landslide hazard analysis and mitigation. All case studies include field visits focussing on geological conditions, morphological features, geotechnical properties and field measurements. In the lab we discuss appropriate geological and kinematic models, triggers, stability, failure processes and mitigation mechanisms. The results of the case studies are documented in reports which are the basis for the course evaluation.
SkriptThe course includes self study of landslide fundamentals supported by web-based e-learning materials, and audio-supported power-point-lectures. The case study analyses are supported by field handbooks, field data and analysis programs.
LiteraturSidle, R.C. & Ochiai H. 2006: Landslides, Processes, Prediction and Land use. AGU Books, Water Resources Monograph 18
Transportation Research Board 1996: Landslides, Investigation and Mitigation. Special Report 247. Turner A.K. & Schuster R.L. eds. National Academic Press Washington D.C.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesExcursions are an integral part of this course. The dates of the excursions are published on Link


Information zur Leistungskontrolle (gültig bis die Lerneinheit neu gelesen wird)
Leistungskontrolle als Semesterkurs
ECTS Kreditpunkte5 KP
PrüfendeS. Löw, J. Aaron
Formbenotete Semesterleistung
RepetitionRepetition ohne erneute Belegung der Lerneinheit möglich.
Zusatzinformation zum PrüfungsmodusParticipation in field visits (3 days), lectures and all workshops and timely delivery of case study reports. The course evaluation is based on the case study reports.


HauptlinkLandslide Analysis Course Website
AufzeichnungLandslide Analysis Course Podcasts
Weitere LinksTerms and Conditions for Excursions and Field Courses at D-ERDW
Es werden nur die öffentlichen Lernmaterialien aufgeführt.


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PlätzeMaximal 18
VorrangDie Belegung der Lerneinheit ist bis 18.02.2021 nur durch die primäre Zielgruppe möglich
Primäre ZielgruppeErdwissenschaften MSc (660000)
WartelisteBis 22.02.2021

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