Articles | Volume 19, issue 12
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2879–2885, 2019
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2879–2885, 2019

Brief communication 19 Dec 2019

Brief communication | 19 Dec 2019

Brief communication: Post-wildfire rockfall risk in the eastern Alps

Sandra Melzner et al.

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In the eastern Alps, no work on post-wildfire rockfall activity and risk has been published so far. The present work describes a wildfire that occurred in August 2018 in a famous world heritage site in Austria. Indicators of fire severity and rockfall occurrence during and after the fire are described. Future research needs are defined in order to raise awareness about the implementation of a new research focus in the Alpine region.
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