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Volume 17, issue 6 | Copyright
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 971-992, 2017
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Research article 30 Jun 2017

Research article | 30 Jun 2017

Sensitivity analysis and calibration of a dynamic physically based slope stability model

Thomas Zieher et al.
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At catchment scale, it is challenging to provide the required input parameters for physically based slope stability models. In the present study, the parameterization of such a model is optimized against observed shallow landslides during two triggering rainfall events. With the resulting set of parameters the model reproduces the location and the triggering timing of most observed landslides. Based on that, potential effects of increasing precipitation intensity on slope stability are assessed.
At catchment scale, it is challenging to provide the required input parameters for physically...