natural disasters

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Geologic causes vs geologic triggers

There’s a great, new online news article by Science’s Richard Kerr about the role of the Zipingpu Dam in last year’s Wenchuan earthquake. A new article in Geophysical Research Letters (which I haven’t read – my library doesn’t have access to GRL) tests the plausibility of water as a trigger for the Wenchuan quake, and…

While I was teaching my reworked upper division gen ed class earlier this summer, I decided to use a discussion technique that I hadn’t used before: the gallery walk. It worked so well that I’m trying to figure out where else it might be useful. The idea behind the gallery walk is pretty simple: students…

In the news this week: Andy Revkin at the NY Times has a news story and a blog post about the UN’s new report assessing disaster risk. One of the experts quoted in his story sent him a comment with a lot of concern about the promotional video. Dave Petley (who writes Dave’s Landslide Blog)…