Brief communication: Post-wildfire rockfall risk in the eastern Alps

Sandra Melzner, Nurit Shtober-Zisu, Oded Katz, Lea Wittenberg

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In the eastern Alps, no previous research focused on the impact of wildfires on the occurrence of rockfalls. The investigation of wildfires and post-wildfire rockfalls gains new importance with respect to changes in weather extremes and rapid social developments such as population growth and tourism. The present work describes a wildfire that occurred in August 2018 in a famous world heritage site in Austria. Indicators of fire severity and rockfall occurrence during and after the fire are described.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberY
Pages (from-to)2879-2885
Number of pages7
JournalNatural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
Issue number12
StatePublished - 19 Dec 2019

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  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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