Magnitude-frequency aspects of alpine debris flows

Zimmermann, Markus N.; Mani, Peter; Romang, Hans (1997). Magnitude-frequency aspects of alpine debris flows. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae, 90(3), pp. 415-420. Birkhäuser 10.5169/seals-168173

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Based on historic documents the event history for 17 mountain torrents in the Swiss Alps was evaluated. Four classes could be determined for the recurrence interval of the debris flow events. The magnitude is not necessarily dependent on the recurrence interval. The characteristics of the catchment basin (disposition) are mainly controlling the magnitude. In order to evaluate the effects of climatic change on the debris flow activity, knowledge about the magnitude and the frequency are necessary.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography > Unit Geomorphology

UniBE Contributor:

Zimmermann, Markus

Subjects:

500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology

ISSN:

0012-9402

Publisher:

Birkhäuser

Language:

English

Submitter:

Silvia Käser

Date Deposited:

04 Nov 2015 11:31

Last Modified:

05 Mar 2016 18:47

Publisher DOI:

10.5169/seals-168173

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Natural hazards, debris flow, magnitude, frequency, climatic change

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.72496

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/72496

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