Landslides in the Great Basin— Article Features Work of Mackay Alumni, Daniel Sturmer and Rachel Micander

UC Lesson: Nobody Wins in a Landslide
Geologist Daniel Sturmer is Studying Landslides to Improve Public Safety and Our Understanding of These Natural Disasters
Story by Michael Miller, UC News, Monday, November 5, 2018

Two Mackay alumni team up to make results of new and ongoing landslide research in the Great Basin easily accessible and available for hazard planning.

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 “People who live in the Basin and Range of Nevada are accustomed to earthquakes, flash floods and wildfires. But UC [University of Cincinnati] professor Daniel Sturmer said this part of the United States has generated numerous, large landslides as well. This landslide-prone region includes parts of California, Utah and Arizona…”

“Sturmer, an assistant professor of geology in UC’s McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, is working with the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology to add specific details on landslides to the state’s map of known hazards. The interactive map includes areas prone to wildfires, flash-flood zones and earthquake fault lines.”

Nevada’s Bureau of Mines and Geology gives residents detailed information about their local risks of natural hazards through an interactive online map, said Rachel Micander, a cartographer for the agency.”

“The web application contains data on earthquakes, floods and wildfires, the top three natural hazards in Nevada,” she said. “We also have information on radon. But there is very little about landslides now.”

This article has also been featured in Science Daily

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