Online landslide-warning system starts up in Sitka
August 17, 2022
After several years of research, Sitka’s new online landslide-warning system is now live.
But the site — which uses data from the National Weather Service alongside historical data to determine the level of landslide risk in Sitka — is only a start to the landslide research that remains to be done, said a scientist on the project.
“It’s a conclusion but it’s also kind of a beginning,” said Jacyn Schmidt, geoscience coordinator at the Sitka Sound Science Center.
Educating Sitkans on how to react to the possibility of landslides, and building landslide warning systems in other c...