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2022

Zieher T, Gallotti G, Rianna G, Reder A and Pfeiffer J (2022), "Exploring the effects of climate change on the water balance of a continuously moving deep-seated landslide", Natural Hazards.
Abstract: Impacts of expected climate change on the water balance in mountain regions may affect the activity of hydro-meteorologically driven deep-seated landslides. In the present study, an extended empirical monthly water balance model is used for reproducing the current and future hydro-meteorological forcing of a continuously moving deep-seated earth slide in Vögelsberg, Tyrol (Austria). The model extension accounts for effects of land cover and soil properties and relies on time series of air temperature and precipitation as data input. Future projections of the water balance are computed until the end of the twenty-first century exploiting a bias-corrected subset of climate simulations under the RCP8.5 concentration scenario, providing a measure of uncertainty related to the long-term projections. Particular attention is paid to the agreement/disagreement of the projections based on the selected climate simulations. The results indicate that a relevant proxy for the landslide’s varying velocity (subsurface runoff) is generally expected to decrease under future climate conditions. As a consequence, it appears likely that the Vögelsberg landslide may accelerate less frequently considering climate change projections. However, the variability within the considered climate simulations still prevents results in full agreement, even under the ‘most severe’ scenario RCP8.5.
BibTeX:
@article{Zieher2022,
  author = {Zieher, T. and Gallotti, G. and Rianna, G. and Reder, A. and Pfeiffer, J.},
  title = {Exploring the effects of climate change on the water balance of a continuously moving deep-seated landslide},
  journal = {Natural Hazards},
  year = {2022},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-022-05558-7}
}
Steger S, Moreno M, Crespi A, Zellner PJ, Kohrs R, Goetz J, Gariano SL, Brunetti MT, Melillo M, Peruccacci S, de Vugt L, Zieher T, Rutzinger M, Mair V and Pittore M (2022), "Applying a hierarchical Generalized Additive Model to integrate predisposing, preparatory and triggering factors for landslide prediction", In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Geomorphology.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Steger2022,
  author = {Steger, S. and Moreno, M. and Crespi, A. and Zellner, P. J. and Kohrs, R. and Goetz, J. and Gariano, S. L. and Brunetti, M. T. and Melillo, M. and Peruccacci, S. and de Vugt, L. and Zieher, T. and Rutzinger, M. and Mair, V. and Pittore, M.},
  title = {Applying a hierarchical Generalized Additive Model to integrate predisposing, preparatory and triggering factors for landslide prediction},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Geomorphology},
  year = {2022}
}
Pfeiffer J, Zieher T, Schmieder J, Bogaard T, Rutzinger M and Spötl C (2022), "Spatial assessment of probable recharge areas - Investigating the hydrogeological controls of an active deep-seated gravitational slope deformation", Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Discussions. Vol. 2022, pp. 1-29.
BibTeX:
@article{Pfeiffer2022,
  author = {Pfeiffer, J. and Zieher, T. and Schmieder, J. and Bogaard, T. and Rutzinger, M. and Spötl, C.},
  title = {Spatial assessment of probable recharge areas - Investigating the hydrogeological controls of an active deep-seated gravitational slope deformation},
  journal = {Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Discussions},
  year = {2022},
  volume = {2022},
  pages = {1-29},
  url = {https://nhess.copernicus.org/preprints/nhess-2021-388/},
  doi = {10.5194/nhess-2021-388}
}
Moreno M, Steger S, Lombardo L, de Vugt L, Zieher T, Rutzinger M, Pittore M, Mair V and van Westen C (2022), "Comparing different strategies to incorporate the effectively surveyed area into landslide susceptibility modeling", In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Geomorphology.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Moreno2022,
  author = {Moreno, M. and Steger, S. and Lombardo, L. and de Vugt, L. and Zieher, T. and Rutzinger, M. and Pittore, M. and Mair, V. and van Westen, C.},
  title = {Comparing different strategies to incorporate the effectively surveyed area into landslide susceptibility modeling},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Geomorphology},
  year = {2022}
}
Meißl G, Zieher T and Geitner C (2022), "Rainfall-runoff reaction controlled by soil moisture thresholds in a small Alpine catchment", In EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria, 23-27 May, 2022. (EGU22-5078)
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Meisl2022,
  author = {Meißl, G. and Zieher, T. and Geitner, C.},
  title = {Rainfall-runoff reaction controlled by soil moisture thresholds in a small Alpine catchment},
  booktitle = {EGU General Assembly},
  year = {2022},
  number = {EGU22-5078},
  doi = {10.5194/egusphere-egu22-5078}
}
Debele S, Bowyer P, Sahani J, Alfieri SM, Menenti M, Zieher T and Kumar P (2022), "Evaluating the Efficiency of a Nature-Based Solution on Flood Risk Reduction under climate change scenarios", In EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria, 23-27 May, 2022. (EGU22-13319)
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Debele2022,
  author = {Debele, S. and Bowyer, P. and Sahani, J. and Alfieri, S. M. and Menenti, M. and Zieher, T. and Kumar, P.},
  title = {Evaluating the Efficiency of a Nature-Based Solution on Flood Risk Reduction under climate change scenarios},
  booktitle = {EGU General Assembly},
  year = {2022},
  number = {EGU22-13319},
  doi = {10.5194/egusphere-egu22-13319}
}
Branke J, Zieher T, Pfeiffer J, Bremer M, Rutzinger M, Gems B, Keiler M and Schneider-Muntau B (2022), "Extending the integrated monitoring of deep-seated landslide activity into the past using free and open-source photogrammetry", In EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria, 23-27 May, 2022. (EGU22-4849)
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Branke2022,
  author = {Branke, J. and Zieher, T. and Pfeiffer, J. and Bremer, M. and Rutzinger, M. and Gems, B. and Keiler, M. and Schneider-Muntau, B.},
  title = {Extending the integrated monitoring of deep-seated landslide activity into the past using free and open-source photogrammetry},
  booktitle = {EGU General Assembly},
  year = {2022},
  number = {EGU22-4849},
  doi = {10.5194/egusphere-egu22-4849}
}
Bardy-Durchhalter M, Bender O, Bertolotti G, Branca D, Braun V, Bohleber P, Festi D, Fischer A, Gschwentner A, Hartl L, Haller A, Helfricht K, Hiller C, Heinrich K, Janicke A, Keiler M, Köck G, Kratzer A, Lamprecht A, Pauli H, Polderman A, Pfeiffer J, Peyre FR, Saccone P, Scott B, Seiser B, Stocker-Waldhuber M and Zieher T (2022), "Joint Endeavor Toward Sustainable Mountain Development: Research at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences", Mountain Research and Development. Vol. 42(1) International Mountain Society.
BibTeX:
@article{BardyDurchhalter2022,
  author = {Manfred Bardy-Durchhalter and Oliver Bender and Giulia Bertolotti and Domenico Branca and Valerie Braun and Pascal Bohleber and Daniela Festi and Andrea Fischer and Andreas Gschwentner and Lea Hartl and Andreas Haller and Kay Helfricht and Clemens Hiller and Kati Heinrich and Andrina Janicke and Margreth Keiler and Günter Köck and Armin Kratzer and Andrea Lamprecht and Harald Pauli and Annemarie Polderman and Jan Pfeiffer and Fernando Ruiz Peyre and Patrick Saccone and Brigitte Scott and Bernd Seiser and Martin Stocker-Waldhuber and Thomas Zieher},
  title = {Joint Endeavor Toward Sustainable Mountain Development: Research at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences},
  journal = {Mountain Research and Development},
  publisher = {International Mountain Society},
  year = {2022},
  volume = {42},
  number = {1},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-22-00002.1},
  doi = {10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-22-00002.1}
}

2021

Zieher T, Pfeiffer J, van Natijne A and Lindenbergh R (2021), "Integrated Monitoring of a Slowly Moving Landslide Based on Total Station Measurements, Multi-Temporal Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Space-Borne Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar", In 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS. , pp. 942-945.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Zieher2021a,
  author = {Zieher, Thomas and Pfeiffer, Jan and van Natijne, Adriaan and Lindenbergh, Roderik},
  title = {Integrated Monitoring of a Slowly Moving Landslide Based on Total Station Measurements, Multi-Temporal Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Space-Borne Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar},
  booktitle = {2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS},
  year = {2021},
  pages = {942-945},
  doi = {10.1109/IGARSS47720.2021.9553324}
}
Zieher T, Pfeiffer J, Polderman A, von Maubeuge K, Hochreiter H, Ribis C, Lechner V and Bergmeister D (2021), "Nature-based sealing of leaky streams-Testing a bio-degradable bentonite mat for preventing infiltration losses in alpine stream", In Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly. Vol. 20(EGU21-2052)
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Zieher2021,
  author = {Zieher, Thomas and Pfeiffer, Jan and Polderman, Annemarie and von Maubeuge, Kent and Hochreiter, Helmut and Ribis, Christian and Lechner, Veronika and Bergmeister, Daniel},
  title = {Nature-based sealing of leaky streams-Testing a bio-degradable bentonite mat for preventing infiltration losses in alpine stream},
  booktitle = {Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly},
  year = {2021},
  volume = {20},
  number = {EGU21-2052},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-2052}
}
de Vugt L, Zieher T, Rutzinger M, Steger S and Kohrs R (2021), "Compilation of event-based shallow landslide inventories based on high-resolution earth observation imagery - a test case in the Passeier valley (South Tyrol, Italy)", In Proceedings of the Disaster Research Days 2021. online series
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Vugt2021,
  author = {de Vugt, L. and Zieher, T. and Rutzinger, M. and Steger, S. and Kohrs, R.},
  editor = {Disaster Competence Center Austria (DCNA)},
  title = {Compilation of event-based shallow landslide inventories based on high-resolution earth observation imagery - a test case in the Passeier valley (South Tyrol, Italy)},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Disaster Research Days 2021},
  year = {2021}
}
Rutzinger M, Bremer M, Zieher T and Mayr A (2021), "Handbuch Digitale Geographien", In Handbuch Digitale Geographien. Stuttgart, Deutschland , pp. 245-366. UTB.
BibTeX:
@incollection{Rutzinger2021,
  author = {Rutzinger, M. and Bremer, M. and Zieher, T. and Mayr, A.},
  editor = {Bork-Hüffer, T. and Füller, H. and Straube, T.},
  title = {Handbuch Digitale Geographien},
  booktitle = {Handbuch Digitale Geographien},
  publisher = {UTB},
  year = {2021},
  pages = {245--366},
  url = {https://www.utb.de/doi/abs/10.36198/9783838555676-245-366}
}
Pfeiffer J, Zieher T, Schmieder J, Rutzinger M and Strasser U (2021), "Spatio-temporal assessment of the hydrological drivers of an active deep-seated gravitational slope deformation: The Vögelsberg landslide in Tyrol (Austria)", Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. Vol. 46(10), pp. 1865-1881.
Abstract: Summary Spatio-temporal variations of precipitation are presumed to influence the displacement rate of slow-moving deep-seated landslides by controlling groundwater recharge, pore-water pressure and shear strength. Phases of landslide acceleration responding to long-lasting rainfall and snowmelt events occur under site- and event-specific time delays. Assessing groundwater recharge and simultaneous recording of landslide displacement in a sufficient spatial and temporal resolution is essential to deepen the understanding of mechanisms controlling a landslide's deformation behaviour and is indispensable when it comes to identifying and developing target-oriented mitigation strategies. The objective of this study was to assess hydrological landslide drivers (solid and liquid precipitation, snowmelt and evapotranspiration) and to investigate their spatio-temporal distribution in the context of movements recorded at the Vögelsberg landslide (Tyrol, Austria). Hydrometeorological variables were simulated using the AMUNDSEN (Alpine MUltiscale Numerical Distributed Simulation ENgine) hydroclimatological model and landslide movements were continuously monitored using an automated tracking total station. Area-wide simulated time series of available water were used: (i) to separate them into single landslide triggering hydrometeorological events; (ii) to analyse spatio-temporal patterns of water availability per triggering event including individual response times; (iii) to delineate an effective hydrological landslide catchment; and (iv) to identify relations between assessed water input and landslide displacement rate. For the observation period from 05-2016 until 06-2019 we identified three distinctive hydrometeorological events causing time-delayed periods of landslide acceleration. Spatio-temporal differences in water availability per triggering event result in spatially diverse response times varying from 20 to 60 days for rainfall-triggered events and between 0 and 8 days for events triggered by snowmelt. Pronounced spatio-temporal differences of snowmelt within the model domain were identified to offer a unique possibility to delineate the effective hydrological landslide catchment. While considering event-specific time-lags, logarithmic correlations between incoming water and landslide displacement rate become apparent.
BibTeX:
@article{Pfeiffer2021,
  author = {Pfeiffer, Jan and Zieher, Thomas and Schmieder, Jan and Rutzinger, Martin and Strasser, Ulrich},
  title = {Spatio-temporal assessment of the hydrological drivers of an active deep-seated gravitational slope deformation: The Vögelsberg landslide in Tyrol (Austria)},
  journal = {Earth Surface Processes and Landforms},
  year = {2021},
  volume = {46},
  number = {10},
  pages = {1865-1881},
  url = {https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/esp.5129},
  doi = {10.1002/esp.5129}
}
Kumar P, Debele SE, Sahani J, Rawat N, Marti-Cardona B, Alfieri SM, Basu B, Basu AS, Bowyer P, Charizopoulos N, Gallotti G, Jaakko J, Leo LS, Loupis M, Menenti M, Mickovski SB, Mun S-J, Gonzalez-Ollauri A, Pfeiffer J, Pilla F, Pröll J, Rutzinger M, Santo MA, Sannigrahi S, Spyrou C, Tuomenvirta H and Zieher T (2021), "Nature-based solutions efficiency evaluation against natural hazards: Modelling methods, advantages and limitations", Science of The Total Environment. Vol. 784, pp. 147058.
Abstract: Nature-based solutions (NBS) for hydro-meteorological risks (HMRs) reduction and management are becoming increasingly popular, but challenges such as the lack of well-recognised standard methodologies to evaluate their performance and upscale their implementation remain. We systematically evaluate the current state-of-the art on the models and tools that are utilised for the optimum allocation, design and efficiency evaluation of NBS for five HMRs (flooding, droughts, heatwaves, landslides, and storm surges and coastal erosion). We found that methods to assess the complex issue of NBS efficiency and cost-benefits analysis are still in the development stage and they have only been implemented through the methodologies developed for other purposes such as fluid dynamics models in micro and catchment scale contexts. Of the reviewed numerical models and tools MIKE-SHE, SWMM (for floods), ParFlow-TREES, ACRU, SIMGRO (for droughts), WRF, ENVI-met (for heatwaves), FUNWAVE-TVD, BROOK90 (for landslides), TELEMAC and ADCIRC (for storm surges) are more flexible to evaluate the performance and effectiveness of specific NBS such as wetlands, ponds, trees, parks, grass, green roof/walls, tree roots, vegetations, coral reefs, mangroves, sea grasses, oyster reefs, sea salt marshes, sandy beaches and dunes. We conclude that the models and tools that are capable of assessing the multiple benefits, particularly the performance and cost-effectiveness of NBS for HMR reduction and management are not readily available. Thus, our synthesis of modelling methods can facilitate their selection that can maximise opportunities and refute the current political hesitation of NBS deployment compared with grey solutions for HMR management but also for the provision of a wide range of social and economic co-benefits. However, there is still a need for bespoke modelling tools that can holistically assess the various components of NBS from an HMR reduction and management perspective. Such tools can facilitate impact assessment modelling under different NBS scenarios to build a solid evidence base for upscaling and replicating the implementation of NBS.
BibTeX:
@article{Kumar2021a,
  author = {Prashant Kumar and Sisay E. Debele and Jeetendra Sahani and Nidhi Rawat and Belen Marti-Cardona and Silvia Maria Alfieri and Bidroha Basu and Arunima Sarkar Basu and Paul Bowyer and Nikos Charizopoulos and Glauco Gallotti and Juvonen Jaakko and Laura S. Leo and Michael Loupis and Massimo Menenti and Slobodan B. Mickovski and Seung-Jae Mun and Alejandro Gonzalez-Ollauri and Jan Pfeiffer and Francesco Pilla and Julius Pröll and Martin Rutzinger and Marco Antonio Santo and Srikanta Sannigrahi and Christos Spyrou and Heikki Tuomenvirta and Thomas Zieher},
  title = {Nature-based solutions efficiency evaluation against natural hazards: Modelling methods, advantages and limitations},
  journal = {Science of The Total Environment},
  year = {2021},
  volume = {784},
  pages = {147058},
  url = {https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969721021288},
  doi = {10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147058}
}
Kumar P, Debele SE, Sahani J, Rawat N, Marti-Cardona B, Alfieri SM, Basu B, Basu AS, Bowyer P, Charizopoulos N, Jaakko J, Loupis M, Menenti M, Mickovski SB, Pfeiffer J, Pilla F, Pröll J, Pulvirenti B, Rutzinger M, Sannigrahi S, Spyrou C, Tuomenvirta H, Vojinovic Z and Zieher T (2021), "An overview of monitoring methods for assessing the performance of nature-based solutions against natural hazards", Earth-Science Reviews. Vol. 217, pp. 103603.
Abstract: To bring to fruition the capability of nature-based solutions (NBS) in mitigating hydro-meteorological risks (HMRs) and facilitate their widespread uptake require a consolidated knowledge-base related to their monitoring methods, efficiency, functioning and the ecosystem services they provide. We attempt to fill this knowledge gap by reviewing and compiling the existing scientific literature on methods, including ground-based measurements (e.g. gauging stations, wireless sensor network) and remote sensing observations (e.g. from topographic LiDAR, multispectral and radar sensors) that have been used and/or can be relevant to monitor the performance of NBS against five HMRs: floods, droughts, heatwaves, landslides, and storm surges and coastal erosion. These can allow the mapping of the risks and impacts of the specific hydro-meteorological events. We found that the selection and application of monitoring methods mostly rely on the particular NBS being monitored, resource availability (e.g. time, budget, space) and type of HMRs. No standalone method currently exists that can allow monitoring the performance of NBS in its broadest view. However, equipments, tools and technologies developed for other purposes, such as for ground-based measurements and atmospheric observations, can be applied to accurately monitor the performance of NBS to mitigate HMRs. We also focused on the capabilities of passive and active remote sensing, pointing out their associated opportunities and difficulties for NBS monitoring application. We conclude that the advancement in airborne and satellite-based remote sensing technology has signified a leap in the systematic monitoring of NBS performance, as well as provided a robust way for the spatial and temporal comparison of NBS intervention versus its absence. This improved performance measurement can support the evaluation of existing uncertainty and scepticism in selecting NBS over the artificially built concrete structures or grey approaches by addressing the questions of performance precariousness. Remote sensing technical developments, however, take time to shift toward a state of operational readiness for monitoring the progress of NBS in place (e.g. green NBS growth rate, their changes and effectiveness through time). More research is required to develop a holistic approach, which could routinely and continually monitor the performance of NBS over a large scale of intervention. This performance evaluation could increase the ecological and socio-economic benefits of NBS, and also create high levels of their acceptance and confidence by overcoming potential scepticism of NBS implementations.
BibTeX:
@article{Kumar2021,
  author = {Prashant Kumar and Sisay E. Debele and Jeetendra Sahani and Nidhi Rawat and Belen Marti-Cardona and Silvia Maria Alfieri and Bidroha Basu and Arunima Sarkar Basu and Paul Bowyer and Nikos Charizopoulos and Juvonen Jaakko and Michael Loupis and Massimo Menenti and Slobodan B. Mickovski and Jan Pfeiffer and Francesco Pilla and Julius Pröll and Beatrice Pulvirenti and Martin Rutzinger and Srikanta Sannigrahi and Christos Spyrou and Heikki Tuomenvirta and Zoran Vojinovic and Thomas Zieher},
  title = {An overview of monitoring methods for assessing the performance of nature-based solutions against natural hazards},
  journal = {Earth-Science Reviews},
  year = {2021},
  volume = {217},
  pages = {103603},
  url = {https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012825221001033},
  doi = {10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103603}
}
Kohrs R, de Vugt L, Zieher T, Crespi A, Rossi M, Greifeneder F, Schneider-Muntaua B, Ventura B, Rutzinger M and Steger S (2021), "Combining static and dynamic environmental factors at various scales to predict shallow landsliding in South Tyrol, Italy - The Proslide project", In Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly. Vol. 20(EGU21-15606)
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Kohrs2021,
  author = {Robin Kohrs and Lotte de Vugt and Thomas Zieher and Alice Crespi and Mattia Rossi and Felix Greifeneder and Barbara Schneider-Muntaua and Bartolomeo Ventura and Martin Rutzinger and Stefan Steger},
  title = {Combining static and dynamic environmental factors at various scales to predict shallow landsliding in South Tyrol, Italy - The Proslide project},
  booktitle = {Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly},
  year = {2021},
  volume = {20},
  number = {EGU21-15606},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-15606}
}
Debele S, Sahani J, Alfieri SM, Bowyer P, Charizopoulos N, Loupis M, Menenti M, Renaud F, Shah MAR, Spyrou C, Zieher T, Sabatino SD and Kumar P (2021), "Evaluating nature-based solutions in a non-stationary climate with changing risk of flooding", In Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly. Vol. 20(EGU21-8012)
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Debele2021,
  author = {Sisay Debele and Jeetendra Sahani and Silvia Maria Alfieri and Paul Bowyer and Nikos Charizopoulos and Michael Loupis and Massimo Menenti and Fabrice Renaud and Mohammad Aminur Rahman Shah and Christos Spyrou and Thomas Zieher and Silvana Di Sabatino and Prashant Kumar},
  title = {Evaluating nature-based solutions in a non-stationary climate with changing risk of flooding},
  booktitle = {Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly},
  year = {2021},
  volume = {20},
  number = {EGU21-8012},
  url = {https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU21/EGU21-8012}
}

2020

Zieher T, Pfeiffer J, Rutzinger M, Fritzmann P, Anegg J, Engl D and Lechner V (2020), "Integrated monitoring of a slowly moving deep-seated gravitational slope deformation based on multi-temporal terrestrial laser scanning and total station measurements", In Proceedings of the Disaster Research Days 2020. online series, October, 2020.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Zieher2020,
  author = {Zieher, Thomas and Pfeiffer, Jan and Rutzinger, Martin and Fritzmann, Patrick and Anegg, Johannes and Engl, Daniela and Lechner, Veronika},
  editor = {Disaster Competence Center Austria (DCNA)},
  title = {Testing a bio-degradable bentonite mat for sealing leaky streams - a nature-based solution for hydrologically driven landslides},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Disaster Research Days 2021},
  year = {2021}
}
Rutzinger M, Anders K, Bremer M, Höfle B, Lindenbergh R, Oude Elberink S, Pirotti F, Scaioni M and Zieher T (2020), "TRAINING IN INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR CLOSE-RANGE SENSING IN ALPINE TERRAIN - 3RD EDITION", ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. Vol. XLIII-B5-2020, pp. 243-250.
BibTeX:
@article{Rutzinger2020,
  author = {Rutzinger, M. and Anders, K. and Bremer, M. and Höfle, B. and Lindenbergh, R. and Oude Elberink, S. and Pirotti, F. and Scaioni, M. and Zieher, T.},
  title = {TRAINING IN INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR CLOSE-RANGE SENSING IN ALPINE TERRAIN - 3RD EDITION},
  journal = {ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences},
  year = {2020},
  volume = {XLIII-B5-2020},
  pages = {243--250},
  url = {https://www.int-arch-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/XLIII-B5-2020/243/2020/},
  doi = {10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIII-B5-2020-243-2020}
}
Pfeiffer J, Zieher T, Schmieder J, Rutzinger M, Strasser U, Engl D, Anegg J, Spötl C and Lechner V (2020), "Investigating hydrological drivers of a deep-seated gravitational slope deformation - the Vögelsberg case study (Tyrol, Austria)", In Proceedings of the Disaster Research Days 2020. online series, October, 2020.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Pfeiffer2020,
  author = {Pfeiffer, Jan and Zieher, Thomas and Schmieder, Jan and Rutzinger, Martin and Strasser, Ulrich and Engl, Daniela and Anegg, Johannes and Spötl, Christoph and Lechner, Veronika},
  editor = {Disaster Competence Center Austria (DCNA)},
  title = {Investigating hydrological drivers of a deep-seated gravitational slope deformation - the Vögelsberg case study (Tyrol, Austria)},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Disaster Research Days 2020},
  year = {2020}
}
Meißl G, Zieher T and Geitner C (2020), "Runoff response to rainfall events considering initial soil moisture - Analysis of 9-year records in a small Alpine catchment (Brixenbach valley, Tyrol, Austria)", Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies. Vol. 30, pp. 100711.
Abstract: Study region
Brixenbach catchment (10 km²), Kitzbuehel Alps, Tyrol, Austria.
Study focus
This study presents the data of one of the rare soil moisture networks in the Alps, a 9-year soil moisture time series recorded at 8 sites with in-situ measurements (six pasture and two forest sites). We aim at understanding the soil moisture behaviour in general, its reaction to rainfall considering the site characteristics and the runoff reaction depending on the antecedent soil moisture content. We analysed soil moisture, rainfall and discharge data with a temporal resolution of one hour (summer months) and two hours (autumn to spring) respectively and interpreted the results in terms of land use and topographical features.
New hydrological insights for the region
The medians of the soil moisture positively correlate with the sites’ altitude. Comparing spatial standard deviation of soil moisture versus spatial mean shows a high scatter of the standard deviations, contrary to previous studies, which use considerably shorter time series. The spatial variability increases with spatial mean, thus the highest spatial variability is recorded at wet conditions. The catchment shows clear threshold behaviour: Runoff coefficients above 0.23 only occurred when the soil moisture spatial mean of the eight sites overrun 43.5 vol% which can be translated into a saturation deficit of 0.28.
BibTeX:
@article{Meissl2020,
  author = {Gertraud Meißl and Thomas Zieher and Clemens Geitner},
  title = {Runoff response to rainfall events considering initial soil moisture - Analysis of 9-year records in a small Alpine catchment (Brixenbach valley, Tyrol, Austria)},
  journal = {Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies},
  year = {2020},
  volume = {30},
  pages = {100711},
  url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214581820301853},
  doi = {10.1016/j.ejrh.2020.100711}
}
Kumar P, Debele SE, Sahani J, Aragao L, Barisani F, Basu B, Bucchignani E, Charizopoulos N, Di Sabatino S, Domeneghetti A, Edo AS, Finer L, Gallotti G, Juch S, Leo LS, Loupis M, Mickovski SB, Panga D, Pavlova I, Pilla F, Prats AL, Renaud FG, Rutzinger M, Basu AS, Shah MAR, Soini K, Stefanopoulou M, Toth E, Ukonmaanaho L, Vranic S and Zieher T (2020), "Towards an operationalisation of nature-based solutions for natural hazards", Science of The Total Environment. Vol. 731, pp. 138855.
Abstract: Nature-based solutions (NBS) are being promoted as adaptive measures against predicted increasing hydrometeorological hazards (HMHs), such as heatwaves and floods which have already caused significant loss of life and economic damage across the globe. However, the underpinning factors such as policy framework, end-users' interests and participation for NBS design and operationalisation are yet to be established. We discuss the operationalisation and implementation processes of NBS by means of a novel concept of Open-Air Laboratories (OAL) for its wider acceptance. The design and implementation of environmentally, economically, technically and socio-culturally sustainable NBS require inter- and transdisciplinary approaches which could be achieved by fostering co-creation processes by engaging stakeholders across various sectors and levels, inspiring more effective use of skills, diverse knowledge, manpower and resources, and connecting and harmonising the adaptation aims. The OAL serves as a benchmark for NBS upscaling, replication and exploitation in policy-making process through monitoring by field measurement, evaluation by key performance indicators and building solid evidence on their short- and long-term multiple benefits in different climatic, environmental and socio-economic conditions, thereby alleviating the challenges of political resistance, financial barriers and lack of knowledge. We conclude that holistic management of HMHs by effective use of NBS can be achieved with standard compliant data for replicating and monitoring NBS in OALs, knowledge about policy silos and interaction between research communities and end-users. Further research is needed for multi-risk analysis of HMHs and inclusion of NBS into policy frameworks, adaptable at local, regional and national scales leading to modification in the prevalent guidelines related to HMHs. The findings of this work can be used for developing synergies between current policy frameworks, scientific research and practical implementation of NBS in Europe and beyond for its wider acceptance.
BibTeX:
@article{Kumar2020,
  author = {Prashant Kumar and Sisay E. Debele and Jeetendra Sahani and Leonardo Aragao and Francesca Barisani and Bidroha Basu and Edoardo Bucchignani and Nikos Charizopoulos and Silvana Di Sabatino and Alessio Domeneghetti and Albert Sorolla Edo and Leena Finer and Glauco Gallotti and Sanne Juch and Laura S. Leo and Michael Loupis and Slobodan B. Mickovski and Depy Panga and Irina Pavlova and Francesco Pilla and Adrian Löchner Prats and Fabrice G. Renaud and Martin Rutzinger and Arunima Sarkar Basu and Mohammad Aminur Rahman Shah and Katriina Soini and Maria Stefanopoulou and Elena Toth and Liisa Ukonmaanaho and Sasa Vranic and Thomas Zieher},
  title = {Towards an operationalisation of nature-based solutions for natural hazards},
  journal = {Science of The Total Environment},
  year = {2020},
  volume = {731},
  pages = {138855},
  url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004896972032372X},
  doi = {10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138855}
}
Gutierrez I, Før Gjermundsen E, Harcourt WD, Kuschnerus M, Tonion F and Zieher T (2020), "ANALYSIS OF FILTERING TECHNIQUES FOR INVESTIGATING LANDSLIDE-INDUCED TOPOGRAPHIC CHANGES IN THE OETZ VALLEY (TYROL, AUSTRIA)", ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. Vol. V-2-2020, pp. 719-726.
BibTeX:
@article{Gutierrez2020,
  author = {Gutierrez, I. and Før Gjermundsen, E. and Harcourt, W. D. and Kuschnerus, M. and Tonion, F. and Zieher, T.},
  title = {ANALYSIS OF FILTERING TECHNIQUES FOR INVESTIGATING LANDSLIDE-INDUCED TOPOGRAPHIC CHANGES IN THE OETZ VALLEY (TYROL, AUSTRIA)},
  journal = {ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences},
  year = {2020},
  volume = {V-2-2020},
  pages = {719--726},
  url = {https://www.isprs-ann-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/V-2-2020/719/2020/},
  doi = {10.5194/isprs-annals-V-2-2020-719-2020}
}
Branke J, Zieher T, Pfeiffer J, Bremer M and Rutzinger M (2020), "Extending the integrated monitoring of deep-seated landslide activity into the past - preliminary results of the project EMOD-SLAP", In Proceedings of the Disaster Research Days 2020. online series, October, 2020.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Branke2020,
  author = {Branke, Johannes and Zieher, Thomas and Pfeiffer, Jan and Bremer, Magnus and Rutzinger, Martin},
  editor = {Disaster Competence Center Austria (DCNA)},
  title = {Extending the integrated monitoring of deep-seated landslide activity into the past - preliminary results of the project EMOD-SLAP},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Disaster Research Days 2020},
  year = {2020}
}

2019

Zieher T, Bremer M, Rutzinger M, Pfeiffer J, Fritzmann P and Wichmann V (2019), "ASSESSMENT OF LANDSLIDE-INDUCED DISPLACEMENT AND DEFORMATION OF ABOVE-GROUND OBJECTS USING UAV-BORNE AND AIRBORNE LASER SCANNING DATA", ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. Vol. IV-2/W5, pp. 461-467.
BibTeX:
@article{Zieher2019,
  author = {Zieher, T. and Bremer, M. and Rutzinger, M. and Pfeiffer, J. and Fritzmann, P. and Wichmann, V.},
  title = {ASSESSMENT OF LANDSLIDE-INDUCED DISPLACEMENT AND DEFORMATION OF ABOVE-GROUND OBJECTS USING UAV-BORNE AND AIRBORNE LASER SCANNING DATA},
  journal = {ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences},
  year = {2019},
  volume = {IV-2/W5},
  pages = {461--467},
  url = {https://www.isprs-ann-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/IV-2-W5/461/2019/},
  doi = {10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-2-W5-461-2019}
}
Pfeiffer J, Zieher T, Rutzinger M, Bremer M and Wichmann V (2019), "COMPARISON AND TIME SERIES ANALYSIS OF LANDSLIDE DISPLACEMENT MAPPED BY AIRBORNE, TERRESTRIAL AND UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE BASED PLATFORMS", ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. Vol. IV-2/W5, pp. 421-428.
BibTeX:
@article{Pfeiffer2019,
  author = {Pfeiffer, J. and Zieher, T. and Rutzinger, M. and Bremer, M. and Wichmann, V.},
  title = {COMPARISON AND TIME SERIES ANALYSIS OF LANDSLIDE DISPLACEMENT MAPPED BY AIRBORNE, TERRESTRIAL AND UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE BASED PLATFORMS},
  journal = {ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences},
  year = {2019},
  volume = {IV-2/W5},
  pages = {421--428},
  url = {https://www.isprs-ann-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/IV-2-W5/421/2019/},
  doi = {10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-2-W5-421-2019}
}
Bremer M, Wichmann V, Rutzinger M, Zieher T and Pfeiffer J (2019), "SIMULATING UNMANNED-AERIAL-VEHICLE BASED LASER SCANNING DATA FOR EFFICIENT MISSION PLANNING IN COMPLEX TERRAIN", In ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. Enschede, The Netherlands Vol. XLII-2/W13, pp. 943-950.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Bremer2019a,
  author = {Bremer, M. and Wichmann, V. and Rutzinger, M. and Zieher, T. and Pfeiffer, J.},
  title = {SIMULATING UNMANNED-AERIAL-VEHICLE BASED LASER SCANNING DATA FOR EFFICIENT MISSION PLANNING IN COMPLEX TERRAIN},
  booktitle = {ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences},
  year = {2019},
  volume = {XLII-2/W13},
  pages = {943--950},
  url = {https://www.int-arch-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/XLII-2-W13/943/2019/},
  doi = {10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W13-943-2019}
}
Bremer M, Zieher T, Pfeiffer J, Petrini-Monteferri F and Wichmann V (2019), "Monitoring der Großhangbewegung Reissenschuh (Schmirntal, Tirol) mit TLS und UAV-basiertem Laserscanning", In 20. Internationale Geodätische Woche Obergurgl 2019. Herbert Wichmann Verlag, VDE VERLAG GMBH.
BibTeX:
@incollection{Bremer2019,
  author = {Bremer, Magnus and Zieher, Thomas and Pfeiffer, Jan and Petrini-Monteferri, Frederic and Wichmann, Volker},
  editor = {Hanke, K. and Weinold, T.},
  title = {Monitoring der Großhangbewegung Reissenschuh (Schmirntal, Tirol) mit TLS und UAV-basiertem Laserscanning},
  booktitle = {20. Internationale Geodätische Woche Obergurgl 2019},
  publisher = {Herbert Wichmann Verlag, VDE VERLAG GMBH},
  year = {2019}
}

2018

Zieher T (2018), "Investigating the requirements for dynamic physically-based slope stability modelling - Assessing the occurrence and predictability of shallow landslides in selected study areas in Vorarlberg, Austria". Thesis at: University of Innsbruck.
BibTeX:
@phdthesis{Zieher2018b,
  author = {Zieher, T.},
  title = {Investigating the requirements for dynamic physically-based slope stability modelling - Assessing the occurrence and predictability of shallow landslides in selected study areas in Vorarlberg, Austria},
  school = {University of Innsbruck},
  year = {2018}
}
Zieher T, Toschi I, Remondino F, Rutzinger M, Kofler C, Mejia-Aguilar A and Schlögel R (2018), "SENSOR- AND SCENE-GUIDED INTEGRATION OF TLS AND PHOTOGRAMMETRIC POINT CLOUDS FOR LANDSLIDE MONITORING", In ISPRS International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. Vol. XLII-2, pp. 1243-1250.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Zieher2018a,
  author = {Zieher, T. and Toschi, I. and Remondino, F. and Rutzinger, M. and Kofler, Ch. and Mejia-Aguilar, A. and Schlögel, R.},
  title = {SENSOR- AND SCENE-GUIDED INTEGRATION OF TLS AND PHOTOGRAMMETRIC POINT CLOUDS FOR LANDSLIDE MONITORING},
  booktitle = {ISPRS International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences},
  year = {2018},
  volume = {XLII-2},
  pages = {1243-1250},
  url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-1243-2018},
  doi = {10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-1243-2018}
}
Zieher T, Pfeiffer J and Rutzinger M (2018), "Quantification of 3D landslide displacement derived from multi-temporal long-range terrestrial laser scanning", In Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly. Vol. 20(EGU2018-13760)
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Zieher2018,
  author = {Zieher, T. and Pfeiffer, J. and Rutzinger, M.},
  title = {Quantification of 3D landslide displacement derived from multi-temporal long-range terrestrial laser scanning},
  booktitle = {Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly},
  year = {2018},
  volume = {20},
  number = {EGU2018-13760},
  url = {https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/EGU2018-13760.pdf}
}
Pfeiffer J, Zieher T, Bremer M, Wichmann V and Rutzinger M (2018), "Derivation of Three-Dimensional Displacement Vectors from Multi-Temporal Long-Range Terrestrial Laser Scanning at the Reissenschuh Landslide (Tyrol, Austria)", Remote Sensing. Vol. 10(11), pp. 1688.
Abstract: Deep-seated gravitational slope deformations (DSGSDs) endanger settlements and infrastructure in mountain areas all over the world. To prevent disastrous events, their activity needs to be continuously monitored. In this paper, the movement of the Reissenschuh DSGSD in the Schmirn valley (Tyrol, Austria) is quantified based on point clouds acquired with a Riegl VZ®-6000 long-range laser scanner in 2016 and 2017. Geomorphological features (e.g., block edges, terrain ridges, scarps) travelling on top of the landslide are extracted from the acquired point clouds using morphometric attributes based on locally computed eigenvectors and -values. The corresponding representations of the extracted features in the multi-temporal data are exploited to derive 3D displacement vectors based on a workflow exploiting the iterative closest point (ICP) algorithm. The subsequent analysis reveals spatial patterns of landslide movement with mean displacements in the order of 0.62 ma − 1 , corresponding well with measurements at characteristic points using a differential global navigation satellite system (DGNSS). The results are also compared to those derived from a modified version of the well-known image correlation (IMCORR) method using shaded reliefs of the derived digital terrain models. The applied extended ICP algorithm outperforms the raster-based method particularly in areas with predominantly vertical movement.
BibTeX:
@article{Pfeiffer2018,
  author = {Pfeiffer, Jan and Zieher, Thomas and Bremer, Magnus and Wichmann, Volker and Rutzinger, Martin},
  title = {Derivation of Three-Dimensional Displacement Vectors from Multi-Temporal Long-Range Terrestrial Laser Scanning at the Reissenschuh Landslide (Tyrol, Austria)},
  journal = {Remote Sensing},
  year = {2018},
  volume = {10},
  number = {11},
  pages = {1688},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10111688},
  doi = {10.3390/rs10111688}
}
Darvishi M, Schlögel R, Kofler C, Cuozzo G, Rutzinger M, Zieher T, Toschi I, Remondino F, Mejia-Aguilar A, Thiebes B and Bruzzone L (2018), "Sentinel-1 and Ground-Based Sensors for Continuous Monitoring of the Corvara Landslide (South Tyrol, Italy)", Remote Sensing. Vol. 10(11), pp. 1781. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute.
BibTeX:
@article{Darvishi2018a,
  author = {Darvishi, Mehdi and Schlögel, Romy and Kofler, Christian and Cuozzo, Giovanni and Rutzinger, Martin and Zieher, Thomas and Toschi, Isabella and Remondino, Fabio and Mejia-Aguilar, Abraham and Thiebes, Benni and Bruzzone, Lorenzo},
  title = {Sentinel-1 and Ground-Based Sensors for Continuous Monitoring of the Corvara Landslide (South Tyrol, Italy)},
  journal = {Remote Sensing},
  publisher = {Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute},
  year = {2018},
  volume = {10},
  number = {11},
  pages = {1781},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10111781},
  doi = {10.3390/rs10111781}
}
Darvishi M, Cuozzo G, Schlögel R, Kofler C, Steger S, Zieher T, Toschi I, Rutzinger M, Remondino F and Bruzzone L (2018), "Improvement of multi-temporal interferometry combining Sentinel-1A/B for monitoring two active landslides in the Italian and Austrian Alps", In Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria Vol. 20(EGU2018-14796)
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Darvishi2018,
  author = {Darvishi, M. and Cuozzo, G. and Schlögel, R. and Kofler, C. and Steger, S. and Zieher, T. and Toschi, I. and Rutzinger, M. and Remondino, F. and Bruzzone, L.},
  title = {Improvement of multi-temporal interferometry combining Sentinel-1A/B for monitoring two active landslides in the Italian and Austrian Alps},
  booktitle = {Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly},
  year = {2018},
  volume = {20},
  number = {EGU2018-14796},
  url = {https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/EGU2018-14796.pdf}
}

2017

Zieher T, Rutzinger M, Schneider-Muntau B, Perzl F, Leidinger D, Formayer H and Geitner C (2017), "Sensitivity analysis and calibration of a dynamic physically based slope stability model", Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. Vol. 17(6), pp. 971 - 992.
Abstract: Physically based modelling of slope stability on a catchment scale is still a challenging task. When applying a physically based model on such a scale (1:10000 to 1:50000), parameters with a high impact on the model result should be calibrated to account for (i) the spatial variability of parameter values, (ii) shortcomings of the selected model, (iii) uncertainties of laboratory tests and field measurements or (iv) parameters that cannot be derived experimentally or measured in the field (e.g. calibration constants). While systematic parameter calibration is a common task in hydrological modelling, this is rarely done using physically based slope stability models. In the present study a dynamic, physically based, coupled hydrological-geomechanical slope stability model is calibrated based on a limited number of laboratory tests and a detailed multitemporal shallow landslide inventory covering two landslide-triggering rainfall events in the Laternser valley, Vorarlberg (Austria). Sensitive parameters are identified based on a local one-at-a-time sensitivity analysis. These parameters (hydraulic conductivity, specific storage, angle of internal friction for effective stress, cohesion for effective stress) are systematically sampled and calibrated for a landslide-triggering rainfall event in August 2005. The identified model ensemble, including 25 "behavioural model runs" with the highest portion of correctly predicted landslides and non-landslides, is then validated with another landslide-triggering rainfall event in May 1999. The identified model ensemble correctly predicts the location and the supposed triggering timing of 73.0% of the observed landslides triggered in August 2005 and 91.5% of the observed landslides triggered in May 1999. Results of the model ensemble driven with raised precipitation input reveal a slight increase in areas potentially affected by slope failure. At the same time, the peak run-off increases more markedly, suggesting that precipitation intensities during the investigated landslide-triggering rainfall events were already close to or above the soil's infiltration capacity.
BibTeX:
@article{Zieher2017c,
  author = {Zieher, Thomas and Rutzinger, Martin and Schneider-Muntau, Barbara and Perzl, Frank and Leidinger, David and Formayer, Herbert and Geitner, Clemens},
  title = {Sensitivity analysis and calibration of a dynamic physically based slope stability model},
  journal = {Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences},
  year = {2017},
  volume = {17},
  number = {6},
  pages = {971 - 992},
  url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-971-2017},
  doi = {10.5194/nhess-17-971-2017}
}
Zieher T, Schneider-Muntau B and Mergili M (2017), "Are real-world shallow landslides reproducible by physically-based models? Four test cases in the Laternser valley, Vorarlberg (Austria)", Landslides. Vol. 14(6), pp. 2009 - 2023.
Abstract: In contrast to the complex nature of slope failures, physically-based slope stability models rely on simplified representations of landslide geometry. Depending on the modelling approach, landslide geometry is reduced to a slope-parallel layer of infinite length and width (e.g., the infinite slope stability model), a concatenation of rigid bodies (e.g., Janbu's model), or a 3D representation of the slope failure (e.g., Hovland's model). In this paper, the applicability of four slope stability models is tested at four shallow landslide sites where information on soil material and landslide geometry is available. Soil samples were collected in the field for conducting respective laboratory tests. Landslide geometry was extracted from pre- and post-event digital terrain models derived from airborne laser scanning. Results for fully saturated conditions suggest that a more complex representation of landslide geometry leads to increasingly stable conditions as predicted by the respective models. Using the maximum landslide depth and the median slope angle of the sliding surfaces, the infinite slope stability model correctly predicts slope failures for all test sites. Applying a 2D model for the slope failures, only two test sites are predicted to fail while the two other remain stable. Based on 3D models, none of the slope failures are predicted correctly. The differing results may be explained by the stabilizing effects of cohesion in shallower parts of the landslides. These parts are better represented in models which include a more detailed landslide geometry. Hence, comparing the results of the applied models, the infinite slope stability model generally yields a lower factor of safety due to the overestimation of landslide depth and volume. This simple approach is considered feasible for computing a regional overview of slope stability. For the local scale, more detailed studies including comprehensive material sampling and testing as well as regolith depth measurements are necessary.
BibTeX:
@article{Zieher2017b,
  author = {Zieher, Thomas and Schneider-Muntau, Barbara and Mergili, Martin},
  title = {Are real-world shallow landslides reproducible by physically-based models? Four test cases in the Laternser valley, Vorarlberg (Austria)},
  journal = {Landslides},
  year = {2017},
  volume = {14},
  number = {6},
  pages = {2009 - 2023},
  url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10346-017-0840-9},
  doi = {10.1007/s10346-017-0840-9}
}
Zieher T, Markart G, Ottowitz D, Römer A, Rutzinger M, Meißl G and Geitner C (2017), "Water content dynamics at plot scale - comparison of time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography monitoring and pore pressure modelling", Journal of Hydrology. Vol. 544, pp. 195 - 209.
Abstract: Physically-based dynamic modelling of shallow landslide susceptibility rests on several assumptions and simplifications. However, the applicability of physically-based models is only rarely tested in the field at the appropriate scale. This paper presents results of a spray irrigation experiment conducted on a plot of 100 m2 on an Alpine slope susceptible to shallow landsliding. Infiltrating precipitation applied at a constant rate (27.5 mm/h for 5.3 h) was monitored by means of 2D time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography, combined with time-domain reflectometry sensors installed at various depths. In addition, regolith characteristics were assessed by dynamic cone penetration tests using a light-weight cone penetrometer. The spray irrigation experiment resulted in a vertically progressing wetting front to a depth of 80-100 cm. Below that, the unconsolidated material was already saturated by rainfall in the previous days. The observed mean resistivity reduction attributed to infiltrating water during irrigation was scaled to pressure head. Mean variations in pore pressure were reproduced by a linear diffusion model also used in physically-based dynamic landslide susceptibility modelling. Sensitive parameters (hydraulic conductivity and specific storage) were tested over selected value ranges and calibrated. Calibrated parameter values are within published and experimentally derived ranges. The results of the comparison of observations and model results suggest that the model is capable of reproducing mean changes of pore pressure at a suitable scale for physically-based modelling of shallow landslide susceptibility. However, small-scale variations in pore pressure that may facilitate the triggering of shallow landslides are not captured by the model.
BibTeX:
@article{Zieher2017a,
  author = {Thomas Zieher and Gerhard Markart and David Ottowitz and Alexander Römer and Martin Rutzinger and Gertraud Meißl and Clemens Geitner},
  title = {Water content dynamics at plot scale - comparison of time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography monitoring and pore pressure modelling},
  journal = {Journal of Hydrology},
  year = {2017},
  volume = {544},
  pages = {195 - 209},
  url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.11.019},
  doi = {10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.11.019}
}
Zieher T (2017), "Modellierung flachgründiger Rutschungen am Beispiel des Laternsertals (Vorarlberg) - Voraussetzungen, Limitationen und Potenziale", In Innsbrucker Hofburggespräche. Innsbruck, Austria, 06 April, 2017.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Zieher2017,
  author = {Zieher, Thomas},
  title = {Modellierung flachgründiger Rutschungen am Beispiel des Laternsertals (Vorarlberg) - Voraussetzungen, Limitationen und Potenziale},
  booktitle = {Innsbrucker Hofburggespräche},
  year = {2017},
  url = {https://bfw.ac.at/cms_stamm/600/PDF/IHG_hydrologie/IHGApril17_Zieher_C3S_ISLS-Modellierung_Rutschungen.pdf}
}
Stötter J, Bremer M, Mayr A, Rutzinger M, Sailer R and Zieher T (2017), "Laserscanning am Institut für Geographie - Ein Überblick", In Innsbrucker Jahresbericht. Innsbruck Innsbrucker Geographische Gesellschaft.
BibTeX:
@incollection{Stoetter2017,
  author = {Stötter, Johann and Bremer, Magnus and Mayr, Andreas and Rutzinger, Martin and Sailer, Rudolf and Zieher, Thomas},
  title = {Laserscanning am Institut für Geographie - Ein Überblick},
  booktitle = {Innsbrucker Jahresbericht},
  publisher = {Innsbrucker Geographische Gesellschaft},
  year = {2017},
  url = {https://www.uibk.ac.at/geographie/igg/berichte/2017/pdf/1_laserscanning.pdf}
}
Schlögel R, Thiebes B, Toschi I, Zieher T, Darvishi M and Kofler C (2017), "Sensor Data Integration for Landslide Monitoring - the LEMONADE Concept", In Advancing Culture of Living with Landslides. Ljubljana, Slovenia, 29 May - 2 June, 2017. Vol. 2: Advances in Landslide Science, pp. 71 - 78. Springer International Publishing.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Schloegel2017a,
  author = {Schlögel, Romy and Thiebes, Benni and Toschi, Isabella and Zieher, Thomas and Darvishi, Mehdi and Kofler, Christian},
  editor = {Mikos, Matjaz and Tiwari, Binod and Yin, Yueping and Sassa, Kyoji},
  title = {Sensor Data Integration for Landslide Monitoring - the LEMONADE Concept},
  booktitle = {Advancing Culture of Living with Landslides},
  publisher = {Springer International Publishing},
  year = {2017},
  volume = {2: Advances in Landslide Science},
  pages = {71 - 78},
  url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-53498-59},
  doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-53498-5\_9}
}
Schlögel R, Darvishi M, Cuzzo G, Kofler C, Rutzinger M, Zieher T, Toschi I and Remondino F (2017), "Sentinel-1 and ground-based sensors for a continuous monitoring of the Corvara landslide kinematic (South Tirol, Italy)", In Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria, 23 - 28 April, 2017. Vol. 19(EGU2017-12913)
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Schloegel2017,
  author = {Schlögel, Romy and Darvishi, Mehdi and Cuzzo, Giovanni and Kofler, Christian and Rutzinger, Martin and Zieher, Thomas and Toschi, Isabella and Remondino, Fabio},
  title = {Sentinel-1 and ground-based sensors for a continuous monitoring of the Corvara landslide kinematic (South Tirol, Italy)},
  booktitle = {Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly},
  year = {2017},
  volume = {19},
  number = {EGU2017-12913},
  url = {http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2017/EGU2017-12913.pdf}
}
Rutzinger M, Zieher T, Pfeiffer J, Schlögel R, Darvishi M, Toschi I and Remondino F (2017), "Evaluating synergy effects of combined close-range and remote sensing techniques for the monitoring of a deep-seated landslide (Schmirn, Austria)", In Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria, 23 - 28 April, 2017. Vol. 19(EGU2017-6393-3)
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Rutzinger2017,
  author = {Rutzinger, Martin and Zieher, Thomas and Pfeiffer, Jan and Schlögel, Romy and Darvishi, Mehdi and Toschi, Isabella and Remondino, Fabio},
  title = {Evaluating synergy effects of combined close-range and remote sensing techniques for the monitoring of a deep-seated landslide (Schmirn, Austria)},
  booktitle = {Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly},
  year = {2017},
  volume = {19},
  number = {EGU2017-6393-3},
  url = {http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2017/EGU2017-6393-3.pdf}
}
Pfeiffer J, Rutzinger M and Zieher T (2017), "Monitoring von tiefgründigen Massenbewegungen mit terrestrischem Laserscanning", In Deutscher Kongress für Geographie. Tübingen, Germany, 30 September - 5 October, 2017.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Pfeiffer2017,
  author = {Pfeiffer, Jan and Rutzinger, Martin and Zieher, Thomas},
  title = {Monitoring von tiefgründigen Massenbewegungen mit terrestrischem Laserscanning},
  booktitle = {Deutscher Kongress für Geographie},
  year = {2017}
}
Geitner C, Gild C, Gruber F, Mayr A, Neuner S, Rutzinger M, Schaber E and Zieher T (2017), "Morphodynamik, quartäre Sedimente und Böden in den Alpen", In Innsbrucker Jahresbericht. Innsbruck Innsbrucker Geographische Gesellschaft.
BibTeX:
@incollection{Geitner2017,
  author = {Geitner, Clemens and Gild, Charlotte and Gruber, Fabian and Mayr, Andreas and Neuner, Sophia and Rutzinger, Martin and Schaber, Elisabeth and Zieher, Thomas},
  title = {Morphodynamik, quartäre Sedimente und Böden in den Alpen},
  booktitle = {Innsbrucker Jahresbericht},
  publisher = {Innsbrucker Geographische Gesellschaft},
  year = {2017},
  url = {https://www.uibk.ac.at/geographie/igg/berichte/2017/pdf/3_bola.pdf}
}
Darvishi M, Schlögel R, Cuzzo G, Rutzinger M, Zieher T and Bruzzone L (2017), "Small Baseline Subset (SBAS) InSAR Analysis Using Sentinel-1 Data for Monitoring Landslide Deformation in the Alps", In fringe 2017. Helsinki, Finland, 5 - 9 June, 2017.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Darvishi2017,
  author = {Darvishi, Mehdi and Schlögel, Romy and Cuzzo, Giovanni and Rutzinger, Martin and Zieher, Thomas and Bruzzone, Lorenzo},
  title = {Small Baseline Subset (SBAS) InSAR Analysis Using Sentinel-1 Data for Monitoring Landslide Deformation in the Alps},
  booktitle = {fringe 2017},
  year = {2017},
  url = {http://fringe.esa.int/files/Fringe2017_Abstract_Book_FINAL.pdf}
}

2016

Zieher T, Rutzinger M, Meißl G, Geitner C, Perzl F, Markart G and Formayer H (2016), "Climate induced system status changes at slopes and their impact on shallow landslide susceptibility - the C3S-ISLS project", In Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Forschungsgruppe für Geomorphologie und Umweltwandel. Innsbruck, Austria, 22 - 24 September, 2016.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Zieher2016d,
  author = {Zieher, Thomas and Rutzinger, Martin and Meißl, Gertraud and Geitner, Clemens and Perzl, Frank and Markart, Gerhard and Formayer, Herbert},
  title = {Climate induced system status changes at slopes and their impact on shallow landslide susceptibility - the C3S-ISLS project},
  booktitle = {Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Forschungsgruppe für Geomorphologie und Umweltwandel},
  year = {2016}
}
Zieher T (2016), "Climate induced system status changes at slopes and their impact on shallow landslide susceptibility - the C3S-ISLS project", In 17. Österreichischer Klimatag. Graz, Austria, 06 - 08 April, 2016.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Zieher2016c,
  author = {Zieher, Thomas},
  title = {Climate induced system status changes at slopes and their impact on shallow landslide susceptibility - the C3S-ISLS project},
  booktitle = {17. Österreichischer Klimatag},
  year = {2016},
  url = {https://www.ccca.ac.at/fileadmin/00_DokumenteHauptmenue/03_Aktivitaeten/Klimatag/Klimatag2016/Vortr%C3%A4ge_7._8._April/V40_Zieher_201604_c3sisls_v2.pdf}
}
Zieher T, Perzl F, Gruber F, Rutzinger M, Meißl G and Geitner C (2016), "Data requirements for the assessment of shallow landslide susceptibility using logistic regression", In Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice. Vol. 3, pp. 2139 - 2146. CRC Press.
Abstract: Shallow landslides are an abundant phenomenon in mountain regions. Since these processes often endanger human living it is important to estimate their spatial occurrence. Hence, various modelling techniques for the area-wide assessment of shallow landslide susceptibility are applied (i.e. heuristic, statistically- and physically-based approaches). Amongst these, statistically-based approaches are based on the assumption that factors promoting landslides in the past will also facilitate landsliding in future. Therefore a shallow landslide inventory for the area of interest including sufficient observations for training and validation of the model as well as a high-quality digital terrain model are prerequisites. With the help of a multi-annual shallow landslide inventory and derivatives of two airborne laser scanning campaigns (i) the optimal spatial resolution of the digital terrain model, (ii) the ideal training-to-validation split and (iii) the minimal number of observed landslides required for the assessment of shallow landslide susceptibility using logistic regression are investigated. Predictors are based on the digital terrain models and comprise slope angle, aspect, minimum and maximum curvature, slope length and topographic wetness index. The objectives are discussed for three study areas in Vorarlberg, Austria. Results of the modelling experiments show best performances using a digital terrain model with a spatial resolution of 5 m and a training-to-validation split of 3:7. Regarding the inventory size at least 150 mapped landslides were necessary to achieve acceptable results. However, it is recommended that at least 400 observed landslide locations at a minimum landslide density of 3 landslides/km² are considered for the statistically-based assessment of shallow landslide susceptibility.
BibTeX:
@incollection{Zieher2016b,
  author = {Zieher, Thomas and Perzl, Frank and Gruber, Fabian and Rutzinger, Martin and Meißl, Gertraud and Geitner, Clemens},
  editor = {Stefano Aversa and Leonardo Cascini and Luciano Picarelli and Claudio Scavia},
  title = {Data requirements for the assessment of shallow landslide susceptibility using logistic regression},
  booktitle = {Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice},
  publisher = {CRC Press},
  year = {2016},
  volume = {3},
  pages = {2139 - 2146},
  url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b21520-270},
  doi = {10.1201/b21520-270}
}
Zieher T, Perzl F, Rössel M, Rutzinger M, Meißl G, Markart G and Geitner C (2016), "A multi-annual landslide inventory for the assessment of shallow landslide susceptibility - Two test cases in Vorarlberg, Austria", Geomorphology. Vol. 259, pp. 40 - 54.
Abstract: Geomorphological landslide inventories provide crucial input data for any study on the assessment of landslide susceptibility, hazard or risk. Several approaches for assessing landslide susceptibility have been proposed to identify areas particularly vulnerable to this natural hazard. What they have in common is the need for data of observed landslides. Therefore the first step of any study on landslide susceptibility is usually the compilation of a geomorphological landslide inventory using a geographical information system. Recent research has proved the feasibility of orthophoto interpretation for the preparation of an inventory aimed at the delineation of landslides with the use of distinctive signs in the imagery data. In this study a multi-annual landslide inventory focusing on shallow landslides (i.e. translational soil slides of 0-2 m in depth) was compiled for two study areas in Vorarlberg (Austria) from the interpretation of nine orthophoto series. In addition, derivatives of two generations of airborne laser scanning data aided the mapping procedure. Landslide scar areas were delineated on the basis of a high-resolution differential digital terrain model. The derivation of landslide volumes, depths and depth-to-length ratios are discussed. Results show that most mapped landslides meet the definition of a shallow landslide. The inventory therefore provides the data basis for the assessment of shallow landslide susceptibility and allows for the application of various modelling techniques.
BibTeX:
@article{Zieher2016a,
  author = {Thomas Zieher and Frank Perzl and Monika Rössel and Martin Rutzinger and Gertraud Meißl and Gerhard Markart and Clemens Geitner},
  title = {A multi-annual landslide inventory for the assessment of shallow landslide susceptibility - Two test cases in Vorarlberg, Austria},
  journal = {Geomorphology},
  year = {2016},
  volume = {259},
  pages = {40 - 54},
  url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.02.008},
  doi = {10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.02.008}
}
Zieher T (2016), "Data requirements for the assessment of shallow landslide susceptibility using logistic regression", In 12th International Symposium on Landslides (ISL). Neapel, Italy, 12 - 19 June, 2016.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Zieher2016,
  author = {Zieher, Thomas},
  title = {Data requirements for the assessment of shallow landslide susceptibility using logistic regression},
  booktitle = {12th International Symposium on Landslides (ISL)},
  year = {2016}
}
Thiebes B, Tomelleri E, Mejia-Aguilar A, Schlögel R, Darvishi M, Remondino F, Toschi I, Rutzinger M and Zieher T (2016), "UAV-based landslide deformation monitoring - first results from Corvara landslide", In Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria, 17 - 22 April, 2016. Vol. 18(EGU2016-12115)
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Thiebes2016,
  author = {Thiebes, Benni and Tomelleri, Enrico and Mejia-Aguilar, Abraham and Schlögel, Romy and Darvishi, Mehdi and Remondino, Fabio and Toschi, Isabella and Rutzinger, Martin and Zieher, Thomas},
  title = {UAV-based landslide deformation monitoring - first results from Corvara landslide},
  booktitle = {Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly},
  year = {2016},
  volume = {18},
  number = {EGU2016-12115},
  url = {http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2016/EGU2016-12115-2.pdf}
}
Mayr A, Rutzinger M, Bremer M, Oude Elberink S, Geitner C and Zieher T (2016), "Object-based change analysis of terrestrial laser scanning point clouds for shallow landslide monitoring", In 2nd Virtual Geoscience Conference. Bergen, Norway, 21 - 23 September, 2016. , pp. 3.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Mayr2016,
  author = {Mayr, Andreas and Rutzinger, Martin and Bremer, Martin and Oude Elberink, Sander and Geitner, Clemens and Zieher, Thomas},
  title = {Object-based change analysis of terrestrial laser scanning point clouds for shallow landslide monitoring},
  booktitle = {2nd Virtual Geoscience Conference},
  year = {2016},
  pages = {3}
}
Kamps M, Seijmonsbergen AC, Rutzinger M and Zieher T (2016), "Assessment of the interaction of land-cover change on shallow landslide occurrence: an automated object-based approach", In Proceedings of the GEOBIA 2016: Solutions and Synergies. Enschede, The Netherlands, 14 - 16 September, 2016.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Kamps2016,
  author = {Kamps, Martijn and Seijmonsbergen, Arie Christoffel and Rutzinger, Martin and Zieher, Thomas},
  title = {Assessment of the interaction of land-cover change on shallow landslide occurrence: an automated object-based approach},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the GEOBIA 2016: Solutions and Synergies},
  year = {2016}
}
Darvishi M, Toschi I, Remondino F, Schlögel R, Thiebes B, Meija-Aguilar A, Tomelleri E, Rutzinger M, Zieher T and Bruzzone L (2016), "3D reconstruction of a large landslide from UAV-based imagery", In Young Professionals Conference on Remote Sensing. Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, 20 - 21 October, 2016.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Darvishi2016,
  author = {Darvishi, Mehdi and Toschi, Isabella and Remondino, Fabio and Schlögel, Romy and Thiebes, Benni and Meija-Aguilar, Abraham and Tomelleri, Enrico and Rutzinger, Martin and Zieher, Thomas. and Bruzzone, Lorenzo},
  title = {3D reconstruction of a large landslide from UAV-based imagery},
  booktitle = {Young Professionals Conference on Remote Sensing},
  year = {2016}
}

2015

Zieher T (2015), "Geotechnical maps as input data for physically-based modelling of shallow landslide susceptibility", In 5th EUGEO Congress on the Geography of Europe. Budapest, Hungary, 30 August - 02 September, 2015.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Zieher2015c,
  author = {Zieher, Thomas},
  title = {Geotechnical maps as input data for physically-based modelling of shallow landslide susceptibility},
  booktitle = {5th EUGEO Congress on the Geography of Europe},
  year = {2015},
  url = {https://eugeo2015.com/sessions/presentation/218}
}
Zieher T, Rutzinger M and Geitner C (2015), "Assessing the impact of input data quality on the modelling of shallow landslide susceptibility", In Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria, 12 - 17 April, 2015. Vol. 17(EGU2015-13005)
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Zieher2015b,
  author = {Zieher, Thomas and Rutzinger, Martin and Geitner, Clemens},
  title = {Assessing the impact of input data quality on the modelling of shallow landslide susceptibility},
  booktitle = {Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly},
  year = {2015},
  volume = {17},
  number = {EGU2015-13005},
  url = {http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2015/EGU2015-13005.pdf}
}
Zieher T and Nicolussi K (2015), "Rezente Baumgrenz- und Bestandsdynamik im Lafatschertal (Karwendelgebirge, Tirol)", In Innsbrucker Jahresbericht. Innsbruck Innsbrucker Geographische Gesellschaft.
BibTeX:
@incollection{Zieher2015a,
  author = {Zieher, Thomas and Nicolussi, Kurt},
  title = {Rezente Baumgrenz- und Bestandsdynamik im Lafatschertal (Karwendelgebirge, Tirol)},
  booktitle = {Innsbrucker Jahresbericht},
  publisher = {Innsbrucker Geographische Gesellschaft},
  year = {2015},
  url = {https://www.uibk.ac.at/geographie/igg/berichte/2015/pdf/6_baumgrenz.pdf}
}
Zieher T (2015), "Prerequisites for modelling shallow landslide susceptibility - experiences from the Laternser valley, Vorarlberg", In 2nd general assembly of ecorisQ. Innsbruck, Austria, 22 April, 2015.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Zieher2015,
  author = {Zieher, Thomas},
  title = {Prerequisites for modelling shallow landslide susceptibility -  experiences from the Laternser valley, Vorarlberg},
  booktitle = {2nd general assembly of ecorisQ},
  year = {2015},
  url = {http://www.ecorisq.org/docs/GA2015/Zieher_2015.pdf}
}
Gruber F, Zieher T, Rutzinger M and Geitner C (2015), "Geomorphons and structure metrics for the characterization of geomorphological landscape regions in Austria", In Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria, 12 - 17 April, 2015. Vol. 17(EGU2015-6873)
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Gruber2015,
  author = {Gruber, Fabian and Zieher, Thomas and Rutzinger, Martin and Geitner, Clemens},
  title = {Geomorphons and structure metrics for the characterization of geomorphological landscape regions in Austria},
  booktitle = {Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly},
  year = {2015},
  volume = {17},
  number = {EGU2015-6873},
  url = {http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2015/EGU2015-6873.pdf}
}
Baruck J, Zieher T, Bremer M, Rutzinger M and Geitner C (2015), "Quantification of skeletal fraction volume of a soil pit by means of photogrammetry", In Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria, 12 - 17 April, 2015. Vol. 17(EGU2015-10964)
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Baruck2015,
  author = {Baruck, Jasmin and Zieher, Thomas and Bremer, Magnus and Rutzinger, Martin and Geitner, Clemens},
  title = {Quantification of skeletal fraction volume of a soil pit by means of photogrammetry},
  booktitle = {Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly},
  year = {2015},
  volume = {17},
  number = {EGU2015-10964},
  url = {http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2015/EGU2015-10964.pdf}
}

2014

Zieher T, Rutzinger M, Vetter M, Geitner C, Meißl G, Perzl F, Markart G and Formayer H (2014), "Climate induced system status changes at slopes and their impact on shallow landslide susceptibility - the project's research plan", In 15. Österreichischer Klimatag. Innsbruck, Austria, 02 - 04 April, 2014.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Zieher2014a,
  author = {Zieher, Thomas and Rutzinger, Martin and Vetter, Michael and Geitner, Clemens and Meißl, Gertraud and Perzl, Frank and Markart, Gerhard and Formayer, Herbert},
  title = {Climate induced system status changes at slopes and their impact on shallow landslide susceptibility - the project's research plan},
  booktitle = {15. Österreichischer Klimatag},
  year = {2014}
}
Zieher T, Rutzinger M, Perzl F and Meißl G (2014), "Sensitivity analysis and calibration of a coupled hydrological/slope stability model (TRIGRS)", In EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria, 27 April - 02 May, 2014. Vol. 16(EGU2014-8110)
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Zieher2014,
  author = {Zieher, Thomas and Rutzinger, Martin and Perzl, Frank and Meißl, Gertraud},
  title = {Sensitivity analysis and calibration of a coupled hydrological/slope stability model (TRIGRS)},
  booktitle = {EGU General Assembly},
  year = {2014},
  volume = {16},
  number = {EGU2014-8110},
  url = {http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2014/EGU2014-8110.pdf}
}

2013

Zieher T (2013), "Rezente Dynamik der Baum- und Waldgrenze im Lafatschertal (Karwendelgebirge), Tirol, Österreich". Thesis at: University of Innsbruck, Institute of Geography.
BibTeX:
@mastersthesis{Zieher2013,
  author = {Zieher, Thomas},
  title = {Rezente Dynamik der Baum- und Waldgrenze im Lafatschertal (Karwendelgebirge), Tirol, Österreich},
  school = {University of Innsbruck, Institute of Geography},
  year = {2013},
  url = {http://zieher.cc/publications/pdf/zieher_nicolussi_2015.pdf}
}
Rutzinger M, Zieher T, Vetter M, Geitner C, Meißl G, Perzl F, Markart G and Formayer H (2013), "Climate induced system status changes at slopes and their impact on shallow landslide susceptibility - a concept", In Alpine Geomorphologie, CH-AT Mountain Days. Mittersill, Austria, 12 - 13 June, 2013.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Rutzinger2013,
  author = {Rutzinger, Martin and Zieher, Thomas and Vetter, Michael and Geitner, Clemens and Meißl, Gertraud and Perzl, Frank and Markart, Gerhard and Formayer, Herbert},
  title = {Climate induced system status changes at slopes and their impact on shallow landslide susceptibility - a concept},
  booktitle = {Alpine Geomorphologie, CH-AT Mountain Days},
  year = {2013}
}

2012

Zieher T, Formanek T, Bremer M, Meißl G and Rutzinger M (2012), "Digital terrain model resolution and its influence on estimating the extent of rockfall areas", In GIS Ostrava 2012 - Surface models for geosciences. Ostrava, Czech Rep, 23 - 25 January, 2012.
BibTeX:
@inproceedings{Zieher2012a,
  author = {Zieher, Thomas and Formanek, Tobias and Bremer, Magnus and Meißl, Gertraud and Rutzinger, Martin},
  title = {Digital terrain model resolution and its influence on estimating the extent of rockfall areas},
  booktitle = {GIS Ostrava 2012 - Surface models for geosciences},
  year = {2012}
}
Zieher T, Formanek T, Bremer M, Meißl G and Rutzinger M (2012), "Digital Terrain Model Resolution and its Influence on Estimating the Extent of Rockfall Areas", Transactions In GIS. Vol. 16(5), pp. 691 - 699.
Abstract: As rockfall can cause a great deal of damage, it is essential to know its spatial propagation. Rockfall models are sensitive to the resolution of input data, i.e. the Digital Terrain Model (DTM) used. Nowadays, high resolution elevation data are available area-wide from airborne laser scanning (ALS). However, rockfall models are designed for analysis on a certain scale, which means that high resolution input might not necessarily improve model results (e.g. for regional scale studies). Our aim is to estimate the reach of rockfall by analysing different input resolutions of an ALS DTM. The presented empiricallybased model, implemented in Python 2.7, is a modified version of the zenital method including an iterative random walk trajectory model, which is designed for rockfall hazard assessment at the regional scale. Trajectories and rockfall probability maps are generated for selected DTM input resolutions. The comparison shows that high resolution DTMs do consider local topography better and thus lead to more realistic results than low resolution DTMs.
BibTeX:
@article{Zieher2012,
  author = {Zieher, Thomas and Formanek, Tobias and Bremer, Magnus and Meißl, Gertraud and Rutzinger, Martin},
  title = {Digital Terrain Model Resolution and its Influence on Estimating the Extent of Rockfall Areas},
  journal = {Transactions In GIS},
  year = {2012},
  volume = {16},
  number = {5},
  pages = {691 - 699},
  url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9671.2012.01334.x},
  doi = {10.1111/j.1467-9671.2012.01334.x}
}