Mass movements in South, West and Central Germany

Ed.: Richard Dikau; Karl-Heinz Schmidt

2001. VI, 192 pages, 60 figures, 22 tables, 17x24cm, 480 g
Language: English

(Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, Supplementbände, Volume 125)

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massmovementEuropegeomorphologylandslidesSwabian JurassicMasseBewegungEuropaGeomorphologieErdrutschSchwäbischer Jura


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This special issue contains results of the MABIS project (Mass movements in South, West and Central Germany) which was funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Association). The MABIS project with participants from five German universities ran from 1995 to 2001. It was the first project in Germany with a key focus on geomorphic landslide research comparing different landslide prone geological formations and different geomorphic landform types. The project was an excellent opportunity for German geomorphologists to collect widely distributed landslide data from different resources in Germany, to start new data sampling activities, to apply and develop new research methods, and to continue research in an important topic related to natural hazard assessments. The working teams of the MABIS project were made up by experienced geomorphologists and young masters and PhD students. A high number of master and PhD theses has been finished documenting highly motivated young researchers and research objectives. The MABIS project framework and conception was developed in close co-operation with European landslide research projects. The European TESLEC project (The temporal stability and activity of landslides in Europe with respect to climatic change) stimulated significantly the basic conceptual framework of MABIS. This refers especially to objective 2 of the TESLEG project with a major focus on the reconstruction of past distribution of landslide incidence related to the change of various climate parameters (Dikau & Schrott 1999, Schrott & Pasuto 1999).

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Dikau, R. & Schmidt, K.-H.: Mass movements in South, West and Central
Germany - objectives and main results of the MABIS project (with 1
figure and 2 tables) 1-12
Temporal activity of landslides in different time scales and in
different regions of Germany
Hardenbicker, U. & Grunert, J.: Temporal occurrence of mass movements in the
Bonn area (with 9 figures and 1 table) 13-24
Baum, I. & Schmidt, K.-H.: Temporal classification of mass movements
on the Wellenkalk-scarp in Thuringia and northern Hesse -
possibilities and limitations (with 4 figures and 5 tables) 25-41
Schmidt, K.-H. & Beyer, I.: Factors controlling mass movement
susceptibility on the Wellenkalk-scarp in Hesse and Thuringia (with 3
photos, 4 figures and 2 tables) 43-63
Glade, T., Kadereit, A. & Dikau, R.: Landslides at the Tertiary
escarpments in Rheinhessen, Southwest Germany (with 9 figures and 4
tables) 65-92
Bibus, E. & Terhorst, B.: Mass movements in Southwest
Germany. Analyses and Results from the Tübingen Work Group of the
MABIS Project (with 4 figures and 1 table) 93-103
Terhorst, B.: Mass movements of various ages on the Swabian Jurassic
escarpment: geomorphologic processes and their causes (with 9 figures
and 4 tables) 105-127
Landslide hazard assessments
Meißl, G.: Modelling the runout distances of rockfalls using a
geographic information system (with 2 figures) 129-137
Möller, R., Glade, T. & Dikau, R.: Application of Soil Mechanical
Response Units (SMRU) in regional landslide hazard assessment (with 4
figures and 2 tables) 139-151
Methodological approaches ire landslide analysis
Bibus, E., Kallinich, J. & Terhorst, B.: Dating methods for mass
movements studied by the MABIS Project (with 1 figure) 153-162

Gers, E., Florin, N., Gartner, H., Glade, T., Dikau, R. &
Schweingruber, F. H.: Application of shrubs for dendrogeomorphological
analysis to reconstruct spatial and temporal landslide movement
patterns - A preliminary study (with 2 photos, 7 figures and 2 tables) 163-175
Terhorst, B. & Kirschhausen, D.: Legends for mass movements in the
MABIS Project (with 6 figures and 1 table) 177-192