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View Resource USGS Geologic Hazards

The Geologic Hazards section of the US Geological Survey (USGS) conducts research into the causes of geological phenomena such as landslides and earthquakes. The homepage connects visitors to the Geologic Hazards team's three main areas of endeavor. Geomagnetism provides links to the National Geomagnetic Information Center; Magnetic Observatories, Models, and Charts; and the Geomagnetic...
View Resource Puget Sound Landslides

At this website, the Washington State Government Information and Services offers helpful information about landslides. While this site is specifically directed at landslides in Puget Sound, much of the materials presented can easily be applied to other geographical areas. Through the colorful images and diagrams, users can learn about the geology, weather, groundwater, and other factors that...
View Resource The New Zealand GeoNet Project

"The New Zealand GeoNet Project provides real-time monitoring and data collection for rapid response and research into earthquake, volcano, landslide and tsunami hazards." At the website, researchers can obtain seismic, GPS time series, landslide, quake, and strong motion data. Through the use of remote cameras, the site furnishes pictures of five of New Zealand's volcanoes. Students and educators...
View Resource Landslides Hazards

At this USGS educational web site, the public can find out about the nature and problems of landslides. Individuals can learn how wildfires can induce debris flows and other types of landslides. Within the National Landslide Information Center link, students and educators can find landslide fact sheets, numerous images of landslides, an interactive module on debris flows, and materials about...
View Resource The Landslide Handbook: A Guide to Understanding Landslides

For students of the geophysical sciences and policy makers, this very helpful document will be a most valuable reference tool. Written by Lynn M. Highland of the United States Geological Survey with Peter Bobrowsky of the Geological Survey of Canada, the handbook is divided into three sections and four appendices. Illustrated with charts, tables, and photographs the work covers basic information...