Missouri S&T (known as UM Rolla a while back) has a number of courses that are available through their YouTube channel. One such course is their GeoEng 341 course, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics taught by Dr. David Rogers. You can watch the entire series of 15 lectures totaling over 32 hours on You-Tube! Check out the first lecture below.
Dr. Dave has posted links to a few scary landslide videos from the recent heavy rains affecting the Santa Catarina province of Brazil. This latest one shows an ambulance being swept off a road by a “small” landslide. The ease with which the vehicle is moved is quite impressive. It didn’t appear that anyone was injured in this particular landslide but I’m sure there might have been some underwear changing involved. Elsewhere in the region people have not been so lucky and there is a heavy death toll. Click through for two videos.
A 200-ft plus diameter sinkhole, about 50-ft deep opened up about 75 miles southwest of Lubbock, Texas, near Denver City on Monday, 7/27/2009 at 11pm. Check out the video below which is basically some aerial still photos. Credit to Geology.com. (Image from KCBD Video) […]