Land slides: Structure of extreme rain fall events and the development of a meteorological early warning system

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Claudia Riedl presents an automatic land slides warning system for Austria.

Length: 28 minutes.


Extreme rainfall events leading to landslides in torrent catchment areas in Austria will be analysed due to their intensity, extent and duration using weather maps, satellite images, data from weather stations, INCA analysis and thunder cell tracking algorithms. And a meteorological early warning system concerning landslides will be introduced. This system uses short term precipitation forecasts and predefined thresholds for sending a SMS or Email to the user.

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