publication . Article . Other literature type . 2011

Debris-flow activity in abandoned channels of the Manival torrent reconstructed with LiDAR and tree-ring data

Markus Stoffel;
Open Access English
  • Published: 09 May 2011
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
Abstract
<jats:p>Abstract. Hydrogeomorphic processes are a major threat in many parts of the Alps, where they periodically damage infrastructure, disrupt transportation corridors or even cause loss of life. Nonetheless, past torrential activity and the analysis of areas affected during particular events remain often imprecise. It was therefore the purpose of this study to reconstruct spatio-temporal patterns of past debris-flow activity in abandoned channels on the forested cone of the Manival torrent (Massif de la Chartreuse, French Prealps). A Light Detecting and Ranging (LiDAR) generated Digital Elevation Model (DEM) was used to identify five abandoned channels and re...
Subjects
free text keywords: [SDU.STU]Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Earth Sciences, [SDE]Environmental Sciences, HYDROGEOMORPHIC PROCESS, MANIVAL TORRENT, Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering, TD1-1066, Geography. Anthropology. Recreation, G, Environmental sciences, GE1-350, Geology, QE1-996.5, ddc:333.7-333.9, General Earth and Planetary Sciences
Funded by
EC| ACQWA
Project
ACQWA
Assessment of Climatic change and impacts on the Quantity and quality of Water
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 212250
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ENV
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