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Consequences / Climate Change and Landslides
« on: June 20, 2016, 04:08:12 PM »
Obviously  there are a number of ways that climate change can affect landslide instance and magnitude - precipitaiton changes being the most obvious.

To kick this thread off though, here's an article about a paper studying rockfalls in the Alps through permafrost melt:

It is clear that there has been a remarkable increase in the description of rockfall danger over the period, and that most of this has occurred in the last three decades.  Whilst an aspect of this could be a increased sensitivity to risk. Temme (2015) is clear that the major factor is increased rockfall activity.  In the analysis he also looked at the correlation of this increased rockfall risk with various physical factors, and found that there was a strong relationship with slope aspect.  This is consistent with increased rockfall activity occurring on slopes with an eastern or western aspect, where the freeze-thaw effect is known to be strongest.

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