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CaTeNA – Climatic and Tectonic Natural Hazards in Central Asia

Time Frame

  • 01.10.2017 - 30.09.2020



  • BMBF

Principal Investigators


  • Dr. Massimiliano Pittore, GFZ Section 2.6, GFZ Potsdam, Germany

Landslides and other mass-movement phenomena are ubiquitous and extract every year a sifnificant toll in terms of human lives lost and physical and economical damage. The frequency and spatial distribution of landslides depend on several "static" parameters, e.g., terrain slope and local shallow geology, but they are also strongly influenced by rapidly-varying environmental conditions related to weather, and on the occurence of sudden events such as earthquakes. The CATENA project, supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), sets out to develop dynamic large-scale modeling schemes for landslide susceptibility, as well as consistent estimates of their potential impact on the exposed communities, within the context of the Kyrgyz Republic.

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