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RunSed-CC

Modelling future runoff and sediment transport in alpine torrents

The project aims to quantify hydrological reactions to climate change and according future sediment transport for alpine catchments by the example of Schöttelbach. This catchment experienced particular extreme runoff and mudflow events in recent time. A model chain from climate scenarios (ÖKS15), discharge modelling and sediment transport and deposition modelling is used to quantify the relevance of climate change. Sediment availability, transport and deposition are derived in the field from surveys and sensors. Simulated runoff and observed sediment data are linked in a 2D transport model. The results will be transferred to other catchments in a GIS approach to highlight future challenges for disaster prevention.

Running period:
2017-2019

Funding agency:
Austrian Climate Research Program ACRP-KliEn

Contact

Secretary of the Institute
Heinrichstraße 36 8010 Graz
Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 5137

Web:geographie.uni-graz.at

Office Hours:
Monday til Friday 10-12 am

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