Articles | Volume 17, issue 11
Brief communication
28 Nov 2017
Brief communication |  | 28 Nov 2017

Brief communication: The curious case of the large wood-laden flow event in the Pocuro stream (Chile)

Diego Ravazzolo, Luca Mao, Bruno Mazzorana, and Virginia Ruiz-Villanueva

Abstract. Large wood transported during extreme flood events can represent a relevant additional source of hazards that should be taken into account in mountain environments. However, direct observations and monitoring of large-wood transport during floods are difficult and scarce. Here we present a video of a flood characterised by multiple phases of large-wood transport, including an initial phase of wood-laden flow rarely described in the literature. Estimations of flow velocity and transported wood volume provide a good opportunity to develop models of large-wood-congested transport.

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