(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Evaluation of meteorological controls of reconstructed rockfall activity in the Czech Flysch Carpathians

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ŠILHÁN K. (1) ; BRÁZDIL R. (2) ; PÁNEK T. (1) ; DOBROVOLNÝ P. (2) ; KAŠIČKOVA L. (2) ; TOLASZ R. (3) ; TURSKÝ O. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Fac. of Science, Univ., Ostrava, TCHEQUE, REPUBLIQUE
(2) Inst. of Geography, Masaryk Univ., Brno, TCHEQUE, REPUBLIQUE
(3) Czech Hydrometeorological Inst., Komořany, TCHEQUE, REPUBLIQUE


The spatio-temporal characteristics of rockfall activity were studied at four localities representative of old landslides in the highest part of the Czech Flysch Carpathians (Moravskoslezské Beskydy Mountains). Historical activity, chronology, and spatial context of rockfall activity were reconstructed using dendrogeomorphic techniques and rockfall rate index (RR). Temporal analysis and correlation of the RR series obtained with monthly mean temperatures, numbers of days with temperature transitions through 0°C and monthly precipitation totals show that meteorological characteristics have evident but variable influence on rockfall activity. The most important factor is the effect of freeze-thaw cycles throughout the year, supplemented by low temperatures, especially during autumn. The influence of precipitation totals is of lesser importance


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 36, no14 [pp. 1898-1909]

Bibliographic references : 41 ref.

Collation : 7 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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