Université de Fribourg

Spatial and temporal rockfall activity in a forest stand in the Swiss Prealps : a dendrogeomorphological case study

Perret, Simone ; Stoffel, Markus ; Kienholz, Hans

In: Geomorphology, 2006, vol. 74(1-4), p. 219-231

Rockfall is a major threat to settlements and transportation routes in large parts of the Alps. While protective forest stands in many locations undoubtedly reduce rockfall risk, little is known about the exact frequency and spatial distribution of rockfall activity in a given place or about how these parameters can be assessed. Therefore, the objective of the present study was to reconstruct...

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