2016 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 (sometimes up to billions of cubic meters), high mobility of debris, and ability to create large natural dams, which result in inundation of the valleys upstream and catastrophic outburst floods downstream. Similar rock-slope failures occur sometimes in large open-cast mines. The aim of the International Summer School is to demonstrate rockslides of different types—long-runout rock avalanches, and intact and eroded rockslide dams, along with various methods of their study (identification, mapping, dating, detailed examination, and analysis of internal structures and grain-size composition of rockslide deposits) to students and young landslide researchers.