Mountain Hazards

Mountainous areas are susceptible to mass movement hazards, because of their high relief and steep slopes. To evaluate and mitigate mountain hazards, the earth surface processes relating to mountain hazards are studied as both long-term geological and short-term mechanical phenomena. Our work is primarily concerned with following issues.


1) Slope deformation and prediction of landslide.
2) Rock weathering, weathering profiles, geotechnical properties, water infiltration, initiation mechanisms of shallow landslides and hazard mitigation.
3) Kinetic study of landscape evolution.
4) Methodologies for hazard mapping in mountainous areas from the view-points of geology, geomorphology and geotechnique.
5) Hydro-geological characteristics and hillslope processes in mountainous areas.
6) Formation and stability analysis of natural dams.

Natural dam formed on Leader River during the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake, New Zealand
Landslides on Takaoka area of Atsuma Town, triggered by the 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake