Susceptibility analysis for slides and rockfall: an example from the Northern Calcareous Alps (Vorarlberg, Austria)

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Ruff M, Rohn J
Journal: Environmental Geology
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
Publication year: 2008
Volume: 55
Journal issue: 2
Pages range: 441-452
ISSN: 0943-0105


Abstract


In this paper a tool for semi-quantitative susceptibility assessment at a regional scale is presented which is applicable at areas with complex geological setting. At a study area within the Northern Calcareous Alps geotechnical mappings were implemented into a Geographical Information System and analysed as grid data with a cell size of 25 m. The susceptibility to sliding and falling processes was considered according to five classes (very low, low, medium, high, very high). Susceptibility to sliding was analysed using an index method. The layers of lithology, bedding conditions, tectonic faults, slope angle, slope aspect, vegetation and erosion were combined iteratively. Dropout zones of rockfall material were determined with help of a Digital Elevation Model. The movement of rolling rock samples was modelled by a cost analysis of all potential rockfall trajectories. These trajectories were also divided into five susceptibility classes. The susceptibility maps are presented in a general way to be used by communities and spatial planners. Conflict areas of susceptibility and landuse were located and can be presented destinctively. © 2007 Springer-Verlag.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Rohn, Joachim Prof. Dr.
Professur für Angewandte Geologie


External institutions
Ingenieure Bart AG


How to cite

APA:
Ruff, M., & Rohn, J. (2008). Susceptibility analysis for slides and rockfall: an example from the Northern Calcareous Alps (Vorarlberg, Austria). Environmental Geology, 55(2), 441-452. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00254-007-0990-5

MLA:
Ruff, Michael, and Joachim Rohn. "Susceptibility analysis for slides and rockfall: an example from the Northern Calcareous Alps (Vorarlberg, Austria)." Environmental Geology 55.2 (2008): 441-452.

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