Entwicklung eines Frühwarnsystems für Rutschungen in den tropischen Anden (Medellín, Kolumbien)

Translated title of the contribution: Development of an early warning system for landslides in the tropical Andes (Medellín; Colombia)

Kurosch Thuro, John Singer, Bettina Menschik, Tamara Breuninger, Moritz Gamperl

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Abstract

The Inform@Risk project aims to develop a cost-effective but sufficiently accurate, easy-to-maintain early warning system (EWS) for informal settlements on the margins of large cities, adapted to tropical climatic conditions in South American mountain regions. This EWS will be implemented on the outskirts of the Bello Oriente district in Medellín. The area is characterized by an elevation of around 2,000 m, a medium slope inclination of 20° to 30° and deeply weathered crystalline rocks, which are particularly sensitive to shallow landslides during heavy precipitation. In addition to the development of a geo-sensor network with complex data integration and real-time evaluation, the main focus of the project is the social integration of the EWS both with the municipal authorities, which are going to take over the system after completion of the three-year project, and with the population living in the settlement. This report describes the project and the specifications of the EWS and presents first results from the field work.

Translated title of the contributionDevelopment of an early warning system for landslides in the tropical Andes (Medellín; Colombia)
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)103-115
Number of pages13
JournalGeomechanik und Tunnelbau
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2020

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