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Project name:ClimCatch - Impact of climate change on the sediment yield of alpine catchments
Project leader:Andreas Gobiet
(Project Co-ordinator: Oliver Sass, University of Graz, Institute of Georgraphy)
Project team:Dr. Andreas Gobiet (Senior Scientist: Project lead WegCenter)
Georg Heinrich (Post-Doc: Project management WegCenter, temporally high resolution bias correction)
Satyanarayana Tani (PhD-Student: Bias correction)
Partners:University of Graz, Department of Georgraphy and Regional Science,
Technical University of Graz, Institut für Wasserbau und Wasserwirtschaft


This project is sponsored by the Austrian Climate and Energy Funds in the frame of the "ACRP"-program.ACRP 5th call



The project ClimCatch investigates the torrential sediment transport in a non-glaciated Alpine valley (Schöttlbachtal, Styria) and the related natural hazards under the viewpoint of ongoing climate change. Our aims are to derive a quantitative sediment budget model, including (1) geomorphic process domains, temporary sediment stores and their coupling and decoupling; (2) sediment transport in the river system including measurement of bedload output; and (3) a downscaled model of future precipitation parameters. These three project parts enable us to develop a future sediment budget model oft he Schöttlbach taking into account the changing sediment fluxes in response to climate change. The consequent interaction and cooperation with local decision makers (e.g. WLV) is a key factor in the project.

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Georg Heinrich

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