Quantifying post-earthquake landslide triggering and reactivation thresholds from ground shaking, rain and time.
To quantify potential failure mechanisms in failed and partially failed slopes following the Kaikōura earthquake during different rainfall and aftershock events using specialist laboratory tests.
To develop post-earthquake regional statistical and physics-based models (incorp. results from 1.) to quantify landslide severity at different magnitudes of rain amount and duration, over time after the event.
To generate a regional-scale approach/method to identify potentially hazardous cracks, post a major earthquake.