2019 International Summer School on Rockslides and Related Phenomena in the Kokomeren River valley (Kyrgyzstan)
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Rockslides (bedrock landslides) are among the most hazardous natural phenomena in mountainous regions. Though relatively rare, in comparison with landslides in non-lithified soils, they threaten large areas due to the enormous amount of material involved (up to billions of cubic meters in some cases), high mobility of debris, and ability to create large natural dams, which cause inundation of the valleys upstream and catastrophic outburst floods downstream. The aim of the International Summer School is to show rockslides of the planar, rotational, wedge, and compound types, some of which formed intact or eroded rockslide dams, while other converted into long-runout flow-like rock avalanches. Various methods of their identification, mapping, and dating, as well as of the detailed examination and analysis of internal structures and grain-size composition of rockslide deposits, are demonstrated.
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