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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.

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Austrian Climate Research Program ACRP-KliEn


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