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PhD-thesis defense (online) at UPC on 23/09/2021: Rosa Palau

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Marcel Hurlimann, UPC (Spain)

Title of PhD Thesis: “Landslide and debris flow warning at regional scale. A real-time system using susceptibility mapping, radar rainfall and hydrometeorological thresholds for Catalonia (NE Spain).”

PhD-candidate: ROSA MARIA PALAU BERASTEGUI

University: UPC BarcelonaTech

Time, day: Thursday, September 23th 2021, 10:30 (CEST)

link: https://meet.google.com/tcj-oqxd-rhq

It is an online defense, everybody is able to attend.

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New article: Wicki et al. (2021)

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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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