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The protective effect of forests against rockfall cannot be neglected in risk management. This is, of course, under the condition that a considerable slope length in the transit area is forested and that a tree diameter distribution which can provide sufficient ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Landslides and engineered slopes: protecting society through improved understanding. Taylor and Francis Group, London: pp 117 – 127.
In context of global climate change and the continuous extension of settlement areas in the Alps especially due to tourism, an increasing conflict between land use and natural hazard prevention can be observed. This also includes deep seated landslides, which ...
Reference: Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences Volume 102/2 Vienna 2009
Following a major rockfall event in 1987, two types of protection measures were taken in the village Saint Martin le Vinoux (French Alps). Firstly, technical measures using civil engineering were installed, and secondly, a forest management intervention to ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Nat Hazards (2009) 49:99–111
To effectively prevent rockfall related disasters below forested slopes, silvicultural, eco-engineering, civil engineering or mixed techniques can be used. To do this in a cost-efficient manner it is necessary to know the following: 1) where rockfall events ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: Schweiz Z Forstwes 158 (2007) 6
The aim of this work is to find a simple model that can explain the large-scale features of the postcollisional (last 35 Myr) evolution of the Alps, including their planform shape, topography, lithospheric structure, and pattern of erosion/sedimentation, providing ...
Reference: TECTONICS, VOL. 24, TC5009, doi:10.1029/2004TC001754, 2005
The accuracy of model output increases with a decreasing support size of the input data, due to the increase of detail. This paper examines whether this is true for various spatial models developed for simulating rockfall. We analyze the effect of the support ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: TIES 2004 - ACCURACY 2004 Joint Meeting, 28 June - 1 July 2004, Portland, Maine, USA
The importance of soil protection is internationally recognised as soils are vital non-renewable resources that are increasingly under pressure. This study aims to develop a monitoring system for Alpine soils based on soil-landscape relationships and geomorphological ...
Reference: Briefing Papers of the third SCAPE workshop. SCAPE, Schruns (AT), 11-13 October 2004: pp. 97-104.
<p>The new tectonic map of the Alps is based on the combination of purely structural data with criteria regarding paleogeographical affiliation and/or tectonometamorphic evolution. The orogenic evolution of the Alps is discussed using a combination of maps ...
Reference: Eclogae geol. Helv. 97 (2004) 93–117
<p>Debris flow is a common process in the Swiss Alps and in other mountainous parts of the world. The understanding of debris-flow behaviour is essential to assess the hazards they present. An important approach towards improving the knowledge of debris-flow ...
Reference: Can. Geotech. J. 40: 161–175 (2003)
The understanding of the subduction-related processes benefited by the studies of the high-pressure (HP) metamorphic rocks from the western Alps. The most stimulating information was obtained from the inner part of the western Alpine belt, where most tectonic ...
Filed under: Geology -  General Geology
Reference: 32nd International Geological Congress, Episodes Vol.26 No.3