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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 291-304, 2017
http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/17/291/2017/
doi:10.5194/nhess-17-291-2017
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Research article
28 Feb 2017
Quantifying the effect of forests on frequency and intensity of rockfalls Christine Moos et al.
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The goal of this study was to quantify the effect of forests on the occurrence frequency and intensity of rockfalls. This was done based on 3-D rockfall simulations for different forest and non-forest scenarios on a virtual slope. The rockfall frequency and intensity below forested slopes is significantly reduced. Statistical models provide information on how specific forest and terrain parameters influence this reduction and they allow prediction and quantification of the forest effect.
The goal of this study was to quantify the effect of forests on the occurrence frequency and...
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