ClimCatch - Impact of climate changes on sediment yield of alpine cathments

Project: Research project

Description

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 of the 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.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/04/1231/12/16