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Newly discovered Hyenfjord landslide complex: Lecture this Friday Oct. 10

  • Cramer Hall Portland State University Portland, Oregon (map)

Dr. Adam Booth: Deciphering a newly discovered bedrock landslide complex above Hyenfjord, western Norway

Catastrophic rock avalanches are relatively common in the steep, inner fjord regions of western Norway and have historically caused hundreds of deaths either directly or by secondary effects such as tsunami-like displacement waves. The landslide team at the Norwegian Geological Survey recently discovered a mile wide, actively deforming bedrock slope above Hyenfjord, and this talk will report our preliminary hazard analysis of the site based on a variety of state of the data including GPS, satellite synthetic aperture radar, airborne and terrestrial laser scanning, and field mapping.