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Rainfall-induced rapid landslides are destructive natural hazards in mountainous regions, causing damage of life and infrastructure on an annual basis (see the recent disastrous event in Mocoa). Large masses can be released within seconds without warning signs and without clear patterns with respect to size and location of mass release. This abruptness and ‘randomness’ (in the sense that size and location are not determined) is challenging the modeling of shallow landslides (and avalanches). The model presented here can help to reveal the underlying mechanisms and reproducing these characteristic features of shallow landslides.

Landslide in the Alps
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