Articles | Volume 10, issue 6
Research article
22 Dec 2022
Research article |  | 22 Dec 2022

Modeling deadwood for rockfall mitigation assessments in windthrow areas

Adrian Ringenbach, Peter Bebi, Perry Bartelt, Andreas Rigling, Marc Christen, Yves Bühler, Andreas Stoffel, and Andrin Caviezel

Data sets

Deadwood Generator A. Ringenbach, Y. Bühler, A. Stoffel, M. Kronenberg, P. Bebi, and A. Caviezel

Short summary
The presented automatic deadwood generator (ADG) allows us to consider deadwood in rockfall simulations in unprecedented detail. Besides three-dimensional fresh deadwood cones, we include old woody debris in rockfall simulations based on a higher compaction rate and lower energy absorption thresholds. Simulations including different deadwood states indicate that a 10-year-old deadwood pile has a higher protective capacity than a pre-storm forest stand.