Landslides: Processes, Prediction, and Land Use [An interview with the author]



As population grows and land use needs change, humans become more vulnerable to landslide hazards. An AGU book, Landslides: Processes, Prediction, and Land Use, written by Roy C. Sidle and Hirotaka Ochiai, suggests that different human activities exacerbate landslide risk, and details current methods in landslide prediction and modeling techniques.

In this issue, Eos talks with Sidle. Sidle has studied landslides for nearly 30 years and is currently head of the Slope Conservation Section at Kyoto University's Disaster Prevention Research Institute (Japan).