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Title: The Braunsbach flashflood of Mai 29th, 2016 - Origin, pathways and impacts of an extreme hydro-meteorological event. Part 2: Geomorphological processes and damage analysis | Die Sturzflut von Braunsbach am 29. Mai 2016 - Entstehung, Ablauf und Schäden eines Jahr-hundertereignisses. Teil 2: Geomorphologische Prozesse und Schadens-analyse
Authors: Vogel K.
Ozturk U.
Riemer A.
Laudan J.
Sieg T.
Wendi D.
Agarwal, Ankit
Rözer V.
Korup O.
Thieken A.
Published in: Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung
Abstract: A severe flash flood event hit the town of Braunsbach (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) on the evening of May 29, 2016, heavily damaging and destroying several dozens of buildings. It was only one of several disastrous events in Central Europe caused by the low-pressure system "Elvira". The DFG Graduate School "Natural hazards and risks in a changing world" (NatRiskChange, GRK 2043/1) at the University of Potsdam investigated the Braunsbach flash flood as a recent showcase for catastrophic events triggered by severe weather. This contribution is part two of a back-to-back publication on the results of this storm event. While part 1 analyses the meteorological and hydrological situation, part 2 concentrates on the geomorphological aspects and damage to buildings. The study outlines the origin and amount of material that was mobilized and transported into the town by the flood, and analyses damage data collected for 96 affected buildings, describing the degree of impact, underlying processes, and building characteristics. Due to the potentially high sediment load of flash flood s and their non-steady and non-uniform flow especially in built-up areas, the damaging processes differ from those of clear water floods. The results underline the need to consider flash flloods and their specific behaviour in flood hazard assessments.
Citation: Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, 61(3): 163-175
URI: https://doi.org/10.5675/HyWa-2017,3-2
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/22936
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Bundesanstalt fur Gewasserkunde
Keywords: Braunsbach
Damaging processes
Debris flow
Erosion
Flash flood
Flood risk
Landslides
ISSN: 14391783
Author Scopus IDs: 55218553300
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Author Affiliations: Vogel, K., Universität Potsdam, Institut für Erd- und Umweltwissenschaften, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, Potsdam, 14476, Germany
Ozturk, U., Universität Potsdam, Institut für Erd- und Umweltwissenschaften, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, Potsdam, 14476, Germany
Riemer, A., Universität Potsdam, Institut für Erd- und Umweltwissenschaften, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, Potsdam, 14476, Germany
Laudan, J., Universität Potsdam, Institut für Erd- und Umweltwissenschaften, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, Potsdam, 14476, Germany
Sieg, T., Universität Potsdam, Institut für Erd- und Umweltwissenschaften, Potsdam Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam, Deutsches GeoForschungsZent-rum GFZ, Potsdam, Germany
Wendi, D., Universität Potsdam, Institut für Erd- und Umweltwissenschaften, Potsdam Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung, Potsdam Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam, Deutsches GeoForschungsZent-rum GFZ, Potsdam, Germany
Agarwal, A., Universität Potsdam, Institut für Erd- und Umweltwissenschaften, Potsdam Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung, Potsdam Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam, Deutsches GeoForschungsZent-rum GFZ, Potsdam, Germany
Rözer, V., Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam, Deutsches GeoForschungsZent-rum GFZ, Potsdam, Germany
Korup, O., Universität Potsdam, Institut für Erd- und Umweltwissenschaften, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, Potsdam, 14476, Germany
Thieken, A., Universität Potsdam, Institut für Erd- und Umweltwissenschaften, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, Potsdam, 14476, Germany
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