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Third online meeting of WG06 “LEWS data”

The third meeting of the “LEWS Data” Working Group was held on September 20, 2021. The recording is available on our YouTube channel (video embedded below).

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New article: Wicki et al. (2021)

NEWS received from
Adrian Wicki
PhD StudentSwiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Mountain Hydrology and Mass Movements Research Unit
Zürcherstrasse 111
CH-8903 Birmensdorf

In a recently published article we assess the potential of simulated soil moisture for regional landslide early warning. For this study, soil moisture variation was simulated with a physically-based 1D soil water transfer model and forecasst goodness for landslides was assessed using a statistical landslide forecast model. In direct comparison with in-situ measured soil moisture we found that the overall representativeness for regional landslide occurence is high, however that it is particularly challenging to well characterize critical antecedent wetness conditions.

Wicki, A., Jansson, P.-E., Lehmann, P., Hauck, C., and Stähli, M.: Simulated or measured soil moisture: which one is adding more value to regional landslide early warning?, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4585–4610, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-4585-2021, 2021.

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