Landslide dynamics

Based on a 1D landslide model, researchers report that the frictional properties of soil or rock layers and the hillslope length may control whether a landslide is slow-moving or catastrophic, providing insights into why both forms of landslide dynamics can occur on similar, neighboring hillslopes. - Read at PNAS.org

Article #16-07009: “Rate-weakening friction characterizes both slow sliding and catastrophic failure of landslides,” by Alexander L. Handwerger, Alan W. Rempel, Rob Skarbek, Joshua J. Roering, and George Hilley.