Text What is a landslide?

TLF ID M012557

This is an online resource about landslides that is part of a larger resource titled Landslide, and contains two main sections. The first section includes a description of a landslide, a description of various landslide processes and definitions of specific landslide terms. The second section is located on the right-hand side of the screen and provides links to useful landslide-related resources. These include applications providing access to historical and geographical landslide information, publications and other relevant websites.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a useful resource for the Landscapes unit of study in year 8 geography. It is relevant for the content description referring to the causes of geomorphic hazards. The information immediately under the heading 'What is a landslide?' is helpful here.
  • The resource may contribute to students attaining those elements of the year 8 geography achievement standard that refer to describing how environmental processes contribute to change in places and environments. The Landslide search link is particularly useful as it enables students to access details of past landslides, including causes and effects on the environment or community.
  • The links provided on the right-hand side of the resource are particularly useful for students in year 8. The Emergency management Australia - landslides link provides access to a useful website designed to enable students at this level to learn more about landslides.
Year level


Learning area
  • Geography
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

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  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
  • URL: http://www.ga.gov.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: Geoscience Australia
  • Organization: Geoscience Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.ga.gov.au
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • © Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) 2012. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/deed.en