Munich Alpine Hazards and Mitigation Cluster (AlpHaz)


Geological excursion to Hornbergl

A field exercise during the course Geology for surveyors (Modul BV340022 „Bauen: Ingenieurbaukunde, Verkehrswegebau und Geologie“) took place on Hornbergle mountain (Reutte, Tyrol). The objective of the trip was the slope movement and mountain spreading region Hornbergle. The...[mehr]


DE-MONTES Video published

The necessity for monitoring geo-risk areas such as rock slides is growing due to the increasing probability of such events caused by environmental change. Europe is one leader in survey technology, due to well-established providers of measurement systems and frameworks. In...[mehr]


First investigations of instability at the Hochvogel (Allgäu, Germany)

Increased rockfall activity has recently been noticed at the Hochvogel (2592 m üA,  Allgäu, Germany), where a large fracture at the peak is gradually opening. Lukas Paysen-Petersen and Michael Krautblatter, along with MSc students of the TUM...[mehr]


Hydrological and Pedological Field Exercise in Ebnit (21.-25.7.2014)

For the first time after three years, the “Hydrological and Pedological Field Exercise” was able to take place in this summer semester. As the Chair of Hydrology and River Basin Management is lead by Prof. Markus Disse since one year, the field exercise, developed by Prof. Erwin...[mehr]


AlpHaz initiative in the TUMcampus magazine

The current TUMcampus magazine reports about the AlpHaz cluster. Find the whole article on page 18 in the TUMcampus issue 3/2014.[mehr]


"Tag der Fakultät" on the 5th of July, 2014: Honoring of Valentin Heimhuber (M.Sc.) for his outstanding Master's thesis with the Heinz-Peter Scholz Award

Valentin Heimhuber (M.Sc.) was honered with the Heinz-Peter Scholz award for his outstanding master's thesis with the topic „GIS Based Flood Modeling as Part of an Integrated Development Strategy for Informal Settlements, which was supervised by the chair of hydrology and river...[mehr]


FD model of potential flood due to failure of the Badakshan landslide dam (Afghanistan)

The development of a landslide-dammed lake following the Badakshan tragedy in northern Afghanistan posed a difficult challenge to the already devastated community. The initial landslide events killed more than 350 people, and blocked the main river - creating a lake that...[mehr]


Film footage for television show [w] wie wissen

An ARD film crew for [w] wie wissen has announced taking video footage at the Zugspitz Kammstollen next week. The project team is pleased to give a large public information about the ongoing research issues.[mehr]


Initiation of new research to address recent landslide hazards in the Balkan region

Heavy precipitation (over 200 mm in 3 days) caused by cyclone Tamara as it passed through Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia late last month caused unprecedented debris and earth flows in these areas. Entire sections of villages and smaller towns have been...[mehr]


LfU-project “Georisiken im Klimawandel - Gefahrenhinweiskarte Alpenvorland” started

Lukas Paysen-Petersen has been recruited as a new PhD candidate in the TUM Landslide Research group to work on a new TUM - Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt project “Georisiken im Klimawandel - Gefahrenhinweiskarte Alpenvorland” (Georisks in climate change - hazard information...[mehr]